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Journal of Endocrinological Investigation

, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 245–247 | Cite as

Pituitary apoplexy in acromegaly after pituitary computed tomography: spontaneous or induced?

  • E. Mazza
  • G. Rizzi
  • E. Ghigo
  • F. Camanni
Case Report

Abstract

A case of acromegaly is reported, in which pituitary apoplexy had occurred immediately after computed tomographic examination of the sellar region, followed by recovery from the disease and partial hypopituitarism. The possible mechanisms underlying this event are discussed.

Key-words

Acromegaly pituitary apoplexy computed tomography 

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© Italian Society of Endocrinology (SIE) 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Mazza
    • 1
  • G. Rizzi
    • 1
  • E. Ghigo
    • 1
  • F. Camanni
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Biomedicina Endocrino-Metabolica e Gastroenterologica, Cattedra di EndocrinologiaUniversity of TorinoTorinoItaly

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