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Pituitary Apoplexy Summary

Description: The sudden loss of blood supply to the PITUITARY GLAND, leading to tissue NECROSIS and loss of function (PANHYPOPITUITARISM). The most common cause is hemorrhage or INFARCTION of a PITUITARY ADENOMA. It can also result from acute hemorrhage into SELLA TURCICA due to HEAD TRAUMA; INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION; or other acute effects of central nervous system hemorrhage. Clinical signs include severe HEADACHE; HYPOTENSION; bilateral visual disturbances; UNCONSCIOUSNESS; and COMA.

Also Known As: Apoplexy, Pituitary

Networked: 160 relevant articles (6 outcomes, 3 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Pituitary Apoplexy

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Growth Hormone (Somatotropin) : 2 outcomes in 6 results : IBA
  2. Hormones : 1 outcome in 19 results : IBA
  3. Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH) : 1 outcome in 16 results : FDA 7
  4. Bromocriptine (Parlodel) : 1 outcome in 9 results : FDA 8 Generic
  5. Glucocorticoids : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  6. Fibrinogen (Factor I) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 1
  7. A 7 (A-7) : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  8. Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH) : 14 results : FDA 2
  9. tebufenozide (Mimic) : 11 results : IBA
  10. Prolactin : 9 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Pituitary Apoplexy

  1. Acromegaly
  2. Hypopituitarism (Sheehan's Syndrome)
  3. Blindness (Hysterical Blindness)
  4. Pituitary Neoplasms (Pituitary Adenoma)
  5. Adenoma (Adenomas)
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Key Therapies for Pituitary Apoplexy

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  1. Decompression : 1 outcome 2 studies in 4 results
  2. Radiotherapy : 1 study in 4 results
  3. Coronary Artery Bypass (Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery) : 10 results
  4. Cardiopulmonary Bypass (Heart-Lung Bypass) : 5 results
  5. Arthroplasty : 4 results
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