Predisposing factors for pituitary apoplexy

dc.contributor.authorChang, Claudia V.
dc.contributor.authorAraujo, Ricardo V.
dc.contributor.authorNunes, Vânia Dos S. [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorCirqueira, Cinthya Dos S. [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorFelicio, Andre C.
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade de São Paulo (USP)
dc.contributor.institutionInstituto Superior de Medicina (ISMD)
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of British Columbia
dc.description.abstractPituitary apoplexy is a rare threatening condition, still often misdiagnosed. In line with this the treating physician should be aware of pituitary apoplexy as a potential diagnoses whenever a patient seeks care with acute-onset headache associated with visual loss, ophthalmoparesis and altered mental status. In line with this there are several known predisposing factors that may lead to pituitary apoplexy as well, and eventually their early identification will be a clue to diagnosis or will help tailor patient management. Herein, our aim is to focus on these factors associated with pituitary apoplexy grouped into six major categories: associated medical conditions, surgery, head trauma and endocrinological testings.en
dc.description.affiliationFaculty of Medicine Universidade de Saõ Paulo (USP), Itapeva St. 202
dc.description.affiliationEndocrinology Division Instituto Superior de Medicina (ISMD)
dc.description.affiliationDepartment of Medicine Faculty of Medicine Universidade Do Estado de Saõ Paulo (UNESP)
dc.description.affiliationFaculty of Medicine Universidade Do Estado Do Saõ Paulo (UNESP)
dc.description.affiliationPacific Parkinson's Research Center University of British Columbia
dc.description.affiliationUnespDepartment of Medicine Faculty of Medicine Universidade Do Estado de Saõ Paulo (UNESP)
dc.description.affiliationUnespFaculty of Medicine Universidade Do Estado Do Saõ Paulo (UNESP)
dc.identifier.citationPituitary Apoplexy, v. 9783642385087, p. 21-24.
dc.relation.ispartofPituitary Apoplexy
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dc.titlePredisposing factors for pituitary apoplexyen
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