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Revista Medica Herediana

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PINTO SANCHEZ, Juan Fernando et al. Pituitary apoplexy: Two cases report. Rev Med Hered [online]. 2007, vol.18, n.3, pp.165-172. ISSN 1018-130X.

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.(Rev Med Hered 2007;18:165-172).

Keywords : Pituitary apoplexy; acromegaly; pituitary adenoma.

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