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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Khawja Saadiq Husain who was chairing this session in his remarks said that during his professional carrier he had seen one Sheehan syndrome and a very few cases of acromegaly.
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