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Emergency diagnosis of pituitary apoplexy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3620035     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 60-year-old man, chronically anticoagulated for a prosthetic heart valve, suffered visual loss from hemorrhage into an unsuspected pituitary tumor. The diagnosis of pituitary apoplexy was made in the emergency department. The patient's coagulopathy was reversed, and he underwent an uneventful transsphenoidal hypophysectomy. Marked recovery of vision occurred over the next six months. The clinical features of this uncommonly diagnosed syndrome are reviewed, and the importance of recognizing this entity with the advent of computed tomographic scanning is emphasized.
D M Wilson; R F Saul
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0735-6757     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  1987 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-10-20     Completed Date:  1987-10-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309942     Medline TA:  Am J Emerg Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  375-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adenoma / diagnosis,  physiopathology
Middle Aged
Pituitary Apoplexy / diagnosis,  physiopathology*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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