Sheehan's syndrome


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Sheehan's syndrome

[′shē·ənz ‚sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
Pituitary necrosis caused by insufficient blood supply to the gland due to copious blood loss or intravascular clotting and hemorrhage associated with premature separation of the placenta during childbirth. Also known as postpartum pituitary necrosis.
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In conclusion, apart from the already-known associations of Sheehan's syndrome, clinicians must always keep in mind that a combination of Sheehan's syndrome with major depressive disorder could exist.
Sheehan's syndrome in modern times: a nationwide retrospective study in Iceland.
Sheehan's syndrome presenting with early postpartum congestive heart failure.
Sheehan's syndrome as a rare cause of anemia secondary to hypopituitarism.
Sheehan's syndrome with pancytopenia--complete recovery after hormone replacement (case series with review).
Sheehan's syndrome with complete bone marrow aplasia: long-term results of substitution therapy with hormones.
In summary, a case of Sheehan's syndrome associated with hyperprolactinemia is reported.
Clinical report of 28 patients of Sheehan's syndrome.
DISCUSSION: Sheehan's Syndrome presents with clinical signs and symptoms of deficiencies of gonadotropins, cortisol, thyroid and prolactin.
Whereas hypopituitarism associated with pituitary tumors often presents in an incomplete form, in Sheehan's syndrome the opposite is true.