Neurocritical Care

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 174–176 | Cite as

Pituitary apoplexy

  • W. D. Freeman
  • Boby Maramattom
  • Leo Czervionke
  • Edward M. Manno
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Conclusion

Pituitary apoplexyis a potentially fatal neuroendocrinologic emergency that requires early clinical recognition, confirmation with specialized CT or MR imaging, and early medical and surgical intervention.

Keywords

Pituitary Adenoma Optic Chiasm Pituitary Apoplexy Pituitary Fossa Suprasellar Mass 

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© Humana Press Inc 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. D. Freeman
    • 1
  • Boby Maramattom
    • 3
  • Leo Czervionke
    • 2
  • Edward M. Manno
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyMayo ClinicJacksonville
  2. 2.Department of NeuroradiologyMayo ClinicJacksonville
  3. 3.Department of Neurology, Gonda Desk 8 South NeurologyMayo ClinicRochester

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