Pituitary apoplexy : can histopathology, radiological imaging and predisposing factors be used in predicting outcome?

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2008

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University of Cape Town

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Pituitary apoplexy is an uncommon, yet potentially fatal illness, usually the result of infarction, hemorrhage or a combination of both in a pituitary tumor. The management of pituitary apoplexy consists of replacement therapy and in the majority of patients, surgical decompression, although some cases may be treated conservatively. Up to now no study has attempted to separate the two histopathological types of pituitary apoplexy or to analyze their clinical and radiological significance on presentation and outcome.
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