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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867913/spontaneous-involution-of-rathke-s-cleft-cysts-without-visual-symptoms
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Chang-Wook Kim, Kihwan Hwang, Jin-Deok Joo, Young-Hoon Kim, Jung Ho Han, Chae-Yong Kim
BACKGROUND: There have been various reports in the literature regarding the conservative management of pituitary apoplexy, pituitary incidentalomas and Rathke cleft cysts (RCCs). However, to the best of our knowledge, spontaneous involution of cystic sellar mass has rarely been reported. We report 14 cases of cystic sellar masses with spontaneous involution. METHODS: A total of 14 patients with spontaneous regression of cystic sellar masses in our hospital were included...
October 2016: Brain Tumor Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866462/prolactinoma-and-pregnancy-a-series-of-cases-including-pituitary-apoplexy
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Ana Galvão, Daniela Gonçalves, Marta Moreira, Gonçalo Inocêncio, Clara Silva, Jorge Braga
The objective of this article is to evaluate the impact of pregnancy in women with prolactinoma, the possible consequences of therapy maintenance/discontinuation during pregnancy and to assess the type of delivery and maternal-foetal obstetrical outcome. A retrospective study of all pregnant women with prolactinoma in our Centre between 2006 and 2014 was made. We had 35 cases of pregnant women with prolactinoma, two of which had an episode of pituitary apoplexy during the second trimester. At the time of conception, most women were being treated with 5 mg bromocriptine...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810852/pituitary-apoplexy-masquerading-as-functional-decline-in-an-older-person
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Nydia Camelia Rais, Reshma Aziz Merchant, Santhosh Kumar Seetharaman
We report the case of an older lady who was admitted to a tertiary teaching hospital with sub-acute functional decline of two months' duration, which was initially attributed to a concomitant urinary tract infection. Further investigations, however, revealed the diagnosis of pituitary apoplexy with central hypocortisolism. Subsequent treatment with physiological doses of steroids improved patient's function and overall well-being. This report adds to the sparse literature on pituitary apoplexy in the older adults and emphasizes the non-specific presentation of this clinical syndrome...
November 3, 2016: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802176/complex-effects-of-apoplexy-secondary-to-pituitary-adenoma
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Rui-Cheng Zhang, Ying-Feng Mu, Jing Dong, Xiao-Qian Lin, De-Qin Geng
Pituitary adenoma apoplexy is a well-known clinical syndrome induced by insulin infusion, cardiac surgery, trauma, and hypothalamic releasing factors. Pituitary apoplexy can cause secondary cerebral infarct and internal carotid artery occlusion. With blockade of tumor perfusion, apoplexy triggers a sudden onset of headache, visual impairment, cranial nerve palsy, disturbances of consciousness, eyelid ptosis, and hemiparesis. However, pituitary adenoma cells with high metabolic demand cannot survive with deficient blood supply and glucose concentrations...
October 29, 2016: Reviews in the Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777166/rathke-cleft-cyst-with-evidence-of-rupture-into-subarachnoid-space
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Hiroshi Yokota, Yuki Ida, Daisuke Wajima, Fumihiko Nishimura, Hiroyuki Nakase
BACKGROUND: A Rathke cleft cyst (RCC) with non-hemorrhagic rupture mimicking pituitary apoplexy has been rarely reported. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 52-year-old woman, previously diagnosed with asymptomatic RCC, came to us with a severe headache, along with visual dysfunction and symptoms of pituitary insufficiency. Fluid-attenuated inversion recovery magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated diffuse hyper-intensity in the cerebral cisterns, while watery clear cerebrospinal fluid was obtained by lumbar puncture...
October 21, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27772771/surgical-versus-non-surgical-treatment-for-pituitary-apoplexy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ming Tu, Qin Lu, Penglei Zhu, Weiming Zheng
BACKGROUND: Pituitary apoplexy is a rare disease caused by a sudden hemorrhage into or infarction of the pituitary gland. Its optimal management remains controversial. The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes of surgical and non-surgical treatments for pituitary apoplexy. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed of MedLine, EmBase, the Cochrane Library, and the Web of Science for articles published between January 1992 and September 2014. Studies of the outcomes in consecutive patients that compared surgical intervention with non-surgical treatment for pituitary apoplexy were included...
November 15, 2016: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756666/pituitary-apoplexy-mimicking-bacterial-meningitis-with-intracranial-hypertension
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Bruno Law-Ye, Nadya Pyatigorskaya, Delphine Leclercq
CASE DESCRIPTION: A 29-year-old patient experienced a violent headache during bodybuilding exercises. Brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed diffuse meningitis and a 38-mm necrotic pituitary adenoma. Meningoencephalitis was suspected but was ruled out by lumbar puncture. Rapid deterioration of the patient's condition led to coma and oxygen desaturation secondary to intracranial hypertension. Intense treatment for intracranial hypertension included profound sedation with respiratory assistance, osmotherapy, hypothermia, and external ventricular drainage...
October 15, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756232/acute-vision-loss-in-post-partum-period-as-presenting-symptom-of-hiv-associated-cryptococcal-meningitis-an-unusual-case-report
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Aniruddha More, Ravindra Kumar Garg, Hardeep Singh Malhotra, Neeraj Kumar, Ravi Uniyal
BACKGROUND: Acute vision loss in the post-partum period can occur due to many reasons. Eclampsia, posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES), pituitary apoplexy, and central serous retinopathy are some of the important causes. Cryptococcal meningitis as a cause of acute vision loss in the post-partum period has not been mentioned in literature. CASE PRESENTATION: A 25-year-old female presented to us with acute bilateral complete vision loss in the post-partum period...
October 19, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738402/a-pediatric-case-of-pituitary-macroadenoma-presenting-with-pituitary-apoplexy-and-cranial-nerve-involvement-case-report
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Mustafa Özçetin, Mehmet Karacı, Ertuğ Toroslu, Nurullah Edebali
Pituitary adenomas usually arise from the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland and are manifested with hormonal disorders or mass effect. Mass effect usually occurs in nonfunctional tumors. Pituitary adenomas may be manifested with visual field defects or rarely in the form of total oculomotor palsy. Visual field defect is most frequently in the form of bitemporal hemianopsia and superior temporal defect. Sudden loss of vision, papilledema and ophthalmoplegia may be observed. Pituitary apoplexy is defined as an acute clinical syndrome characterized with headache, vomiting, loss of vision, ophthalmoplegia and clouding of consciousness...
September 2016: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708253/unusual-complication-of-pituitary-macroadenoma-a-case-report-and-review
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Mohamed Said Abbas, Mohammad Najm AlBerawi, Issam Al Bozom, Nissar F Shaikh, Khalid Yacout Salem
BACKGROUND Pituitary macroadenoma is a common benign tumor that usually presents with visual field defects or hormonal abnormalities. Cerebral infarction can be a complication of a large pituitary adenoma. We report a rare case of bilateral anterior cerebral arteries infarcts by a large pituitary macroadenoma with apoplexy. CASE REPORT A 48-year-old male patient presented with altered conscious level and sudden loss of vision for one-day duration. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain showed a large seller and suprasellar hemorrhagic mass of pituitary origin, with associated bilateral areas of diffusion restriction in the frontal parasagittal regions, consistent with infarctions...
October 6, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27673084/poster-329-rehabilitation-of-horizontal-diplopia-due-to-abducens-nerve-palsy-in-an-idiopathic-pituitary-apoplexy-a-case-report
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Cora H Brown, Alexander J Feng, Ilya Igolnikov, Ernesto Cruz
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September 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27668187/approach-to-the-management-of-rare-clinical-presentations-of-macroprolactinomas-in-reproductive-aged-women
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Ana Espinosa De Ycaza, Alice Y Chang, Jani R Jensen, Zaraq Khan, Dana Erickson
OBJECTIVE: To describe 2 cases of macroprolactinomas with atypical presentation in women desiring pregnancy that illustrate important considerations in the management approach for macroprolactinomas in reproductive-aged women. PATIENTS: Case 1 was a 26-year-old woman referred to our institution for possible tumor resection after pituitary apoplexy during her first pregnancy. Instead, she underwent treatment with cabergoline for a year with goals of normalization of prolactin and decrease in tumor size to <1 cm before trying to conceive...
October 2015: Case Reports in Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663263/time-course-of-symptomatic-recovery-after-endoscopic-transsphenoidal-surgery-for-pituitary-adenoma-apoplexy-in-the-modern-era
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Hasan A Zaidi, David J Cote, William T Burke, Joseph P Castlen, Wenya Linda Bi, Edward R Laws, Ian F Dunn
INTRODUCTION: Pituitary tumor apoplexy can result from either hemorrhagic or infarctive expansion of pituitary adenomas, and related mass effect can result in compression of critical neurovascular structures. The time course of recovery of visual field deficits, headaches, ophthalmoparesis, and pituitary dysfunction after endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery has not been well established. METHODS: Medical records were retrospectively reviewed for all patients who underwent endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary tumor apoplexy from April 2008 to November 2014...
September 20, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27593808/pituitary-apoplexy-due-to-daignostic-test-in-cushing-s-disease-patient
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Fatih Kuzu, Mustafa Unal, Sanser Gul, Taner Bayraktaroglu
Pituitary apoplexy is a medical condition that needs urgent diagnosis and treatment. It may occur spontaneously or may be precipitated by a variety of reasons including dynamic endocrine tests. Although pituitary apoplexy is usually seen in non-functional pituitary adenoma, it can also be seen in ACTH secreting macroadenomas. ACTH secreting adenomas present usually as microadenomas and in these patients apoplexy is rarely seen. In this paper we present a 30 years old male patient with a history of Cushing's disease who suffered from pituitary apoplexy after1 mg dexamethasone suppression test...
February 5, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27586180/pituitary-apoplexy-after-initial-leuprolide-injection
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Andrew J Fabiano, Saby George
BACKGROUND: Pituitary apoplexy is a rare complication of the initial administration of leuprolide acetate. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present the case of a 63-year-old man who experienced headache, blurred vision, and loss of consciousness after initial leuprolide treatment for prostate carcinoma. Neuroimaging showed pituitary hemorrhage. CONCLUSIONS: Clinicians should be aware of this rare but known complication of leuprolide injection so that prompt diagnosis and treatment initiation are performed in patients with leuprolide-associated pituitary apoplexy...
August 29, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27533614/a-review-on-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-patients-with-clinically-nonfunctioning-pituitary-adenoma-by-the-neuroendocrinology-department-of-the-brazilian-society-of-endocrinology-and-metabolism
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Leonardo Vieira, Cesar L Boguszewski, Luiz Antônio de Araújo, Marcello D Bronstein, Paulo Augusto C Miranda, Nina R de C Musolino, Luciana A Naves, Lucio Vilar, Antônio Ribeiro-Oliveira, Mônica R Gadelha
Clinically nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas (NFPA) are the most common pituitary tumors after prolactinomas. The absence of clinical symptoms of hormonal hypersecretion can contribute to the late diagnosis of the disease. Thus, the majority of patients seek medical attention for signs and symptoms resulting from mass effect, such as neuro-ophthalmologic symptoms and hypopituitarism. Other presentations include pituitary apoplexy or an incidental finding on imaging studies. Mass effect and hypopituitarism impose high morbidity and mortality...
August 2016: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27516966/pituitary-tuberculoma-a-consideration-in-the-differential-diagnosis-in-a-patient-manifesting-with-pituitary-apoplexy-like-syndrome
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Sasima Srisukh, Tananun Tanpaibule, Sasisopin Kiertiburanakul, Atthaporn Boongird, Duangkamon Wattanatranon, Theerapol Panyaping, Chutintorn Sriphrapradang
Pituitary tuberculoma is extremely rare, even in endemic regions of tuberculosis and much less frequently as a presentation of pituitary apoplexy. We describe a 25-year-old female presented with sudden onset of headache and vision loss of left eye which mimicking symptoms of pituitary apoplexy. MRI of the pituitary gland showed a rim-enhancing lesion at the intrasellar region extending into the suprasellar area, but absence of posterior bright spot with enhancement of the pituitary stalk. Pituitary hormonal evaluation revealed panhypopituitarism and diabetes insipidus...
2016: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27512477/pituitary-apoplexy-in-pregnancy-a-case-series-and-literature-review
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Sophie Grand'Maison, Florence Weber, Marie-Josée Bédard, Michele Mahone, Ariane Godbout
BACKGROUND: Severe headache during pregnancy is a challenging condition that may rarely imply endocrine disturbances. Rapid recognition of pituitary apoplexy is needed to improve pregnancy outcome. OBJECTIVE: To review and compare maternal and fetal outcomes after pituitary apoplexy. METHODS: Four cases of pituitary apoplexy during pregnancy in our centre are reported and literature review covering the past 54 years was performed. RESULTS: In the four cases presented and the 33 reported in the literature, most women presented with severe headaches and systemic symptoms...
December 2015: Obstetric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27500006/subarachnoid-hemorrhage-caused-by-an-undifferentiated-sarcoma-of-the-sellar-region
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Tsukasa Ganaha, Joji Inamasu, Motoki Oheda, Mitsuhiro Hasegawa, Yuichi Hirose, Masato Abe
BACKGROUND: It is rare for patients with pituitary apoplexy to exhibit concomitant subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Only a handful of patients with pituitary apoplexy have developed such hemorrhagic complications, and histopathological examination revealed pituitary adenoma as the cause of SAH. CASE REPORT: A previously healthy 35-year-old woman was brought to our institution after complaining of severe headache and left monocular blindness. Brain computed tomography showed a diffuse SAH with a central low density...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27498733/primary-immune-thrombocytopenia-accompanied-by-pituitary-apoplexy
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Takahiro Tsuji, Hiromi Mochinaga, Hiroshi Yamasaki, Hiroyuki Tsuda
An 83-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with a severe headache and purpura. She had previously been diagnosed with idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP) and achieved complete remission with steroid therapy. Steroid therapy had been completed one week prior to the current admission. The recurrence of severe thrombocytopenia (<1.0×10(4) platelets/μl) was detected and a CT scan revealed pituitary hemorrhage without pituitary adenoma. She received steroid therapy combined with intravenous immunoglobulin, which resulted in the amelioration of ITP and improvements in the pituitary hemorrhage...
July 2016: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
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