Pituitary apoplexy: A rare cause of cerebral infarction: A case report

Abdelmohsen Bennakhi, T. J.E. Muttikkal, V. N.K. Chavan, A. Yt Al-Turkomani, R. Gupta

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Abstract

Pituitary apoplexy is usually the result of hemorrhagic infarction in pituitary adenoma. The clinical presentation of pituitary apoplexy varies widely and includes asymptomatic hemorrhage, classical pituitary apoplexy and even sudden death. Few cases of cerebral infarction associated with pituitary apoplexy have been reported in the literature. Pituitary apoplexy can cause narrowing of intracranial vessels by mechanical obstruction due to mass effect or by vasospasm resulting in cerebral ischemia. We report a case of pituitary apoplexy associated with cerebral infarction and the putative mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)661-665
Number of pages5
JournalNeuroradiology Journal
Volume21
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

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Keywords

  • Cerebral infarction
  • Pituitary apoplexy
  • Vasospasm

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Bennakhi, A., Muttikkal, T. J. E., Chavan, V. N. K., Yt Al-Turkomani, A., & Gupta, R. (2008). Pituitary apoplexy: A rare cause of cerebral infarction: A case report. Neuroradiology Journal, 21(5), 661-665. https://doi.org/10.1177/197140090802100509