Pituitary apoplexy with minor cerebral infarction

Adi Syazni Muhammed, Azizi Abu Bakar, Kamalanathan Palaniandy, Redzuan Ismail, Ramesh Kumar Athi Kumar

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Abstract

Pituitary apoplexy is a vascular event within the pituitary gland, in which haemorrhage or infarction may occur, and is commonly associated with pituitary adenoma. However, concurrent cerebrovascular incident beyond the gland is rare. This article reports a case of a pituitary apoplexy complicated with subarachnoid haemorrhage and cerebral infarction in a 60-year-old lady. She presented with sudden blurring of vision and right third cranial nerve palsy. Imaging revealed pituitary apoplexy with subarachnoid haemorrhage and cerebral infarction. Failing conservative management, surgical excision was performed. Her symptoms improved and she recovered well with no major neurological deficit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-84
Number of pages5
JournalBrunei International Medical Journal
Volume12
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Pituitary Apoplexy
Cerebral Infarction
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Oculomotor Nerve Diseases
Oculomotor Nerve
Cranial Nerve Diseases
Pituitary Neoplasms
Pituitary Gland
Infarction
Blood Vessels
Hemorrhage

Keywords

  • Cerebral infarction
  • Pituitary apoplexy
  • Ptosis
  • Subarachnoid haemorrhage
  • Vasospasm

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  • Medicine(all)

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Pituitary apoplexy with minor cerebral infarction. / Muhammed, Adi Syazni; Abu Bakar, Azizi; Palaniandy, Kamalanathan; Ismail, Redzuan; Athi Kumar, Ramesh Kumar.

In: Brunei International Medical Journal, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2016, p. 80-84.

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