Pituitary apoplexy: A rare cause of middle cerebral artery infarction

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Abstract

Pituitary apoplexy is a well-known complication of a pituitary adenoma. However, an ischaemic event caused by pituitary apoplexy is rare. We reported a case of pituitary apoplexy with middle cerebral artery infarction in a 44-year old man who presented with a sudden onset of altered sensorium. Vasospasm is the most likely underlying cause of the infarction in this case secondary to transdiaphragmatic rupture of the sella tumour into the subarachnoid space.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)264-266
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume68
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013

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Pituitary Apoplexy
Middle Cerebral Artery Infarction
Subarachnoid Space
Pituitary Neoplasms
Infarction
Rupture
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Middle cerebral artery infarction
  • Pituitary adenoma
  • Pituitary apoplexy
  • Stroke
  • Tumours

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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