Revista Medica Herediana
ISSN 1018-130X versión impresa
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).
Palabras llave: Pituitary apoplexy; acromegaly; pituitary adenoma.
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Facultad de Medicina "Alberto Hurtado"
Av. Honorio Delgado 430 Urb. Ingenieria, San Martin de Porres
Lima 100 - Peru