Apoplejía pituitaria: Reporte de dos casos

Pinto Sánchez, Juan Fernando; Villena Chavez, Jaime; Villena Pacheco, Arturo; Seclén Santisteban, Segundo; Ferrufino Llach, Juan Carlos; Pinto Valdivia, Miguel; Huachín Soto, Miluska; Jasso Huamán, Luís; Guevara Linares, Ximena
July 2007
Revista Medica Herediana;jul-sep2007, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p165
Academic Journal
We report two cases from Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia, the first with unknown non-functioning pituitary adenoma, the second one with acromegaly, whose initial diagnosis were subarachnoid haemorrhage and acute meningitis respectively. A classic picture of pituitary apoplexy was developed in the evolution. We describe the clinical progress in both cases and make a review of the medical literature. Pituitary apoplexy must be considered in the differential diagnosis when headache, ocular paresis, and visual impairment are present.


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