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apoplexy:

see strokestroke,
destruction of brain tissue as a result of intracerebral hemorrhage or infarction caused by thrombosis (clotting) or embolus (obstruction in a blood vessel caused by clotted blood or other foreign matter circulating in the bloodstream); formerly called apoplexy.
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apoplexy

[′ap·ə‚plek·sē]
(medicine)
A symptom complex caused by an acute vascular lesion of the brain and characterized by unconsciousness with various degrees of paralysis and sensory impairment.
Sudden, severe hemorrhage into any organ.

apoplexy

sudden loss of consciousness, often followed by paralysis, caused by rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel in the brain
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Some patients (especially the ones with microadenomas) may present with an acute clinical picture characterized with headache, vomiting, loss of vision, ophthalmoplegia and clouding of consciousness due to pituitary apoplexy which is a rare condition (4).
Pituitary apoplexy can mimic acute meningoencephalitis or subarachnoid haemorrhage Int J Emerg Med.
UK Guidelines for the management of Pituitary Apoplexy.
A final diagnosis of acute pituitary apoplexy complicating a pituitary macro-adenoma was made.
Similarly clinical features has a spectrum including visual disturbance, headache, pituitary apoplexy, acromegaly, hypothyroidism, short stature, menstrual disturbance and others, making the diagnosis challenging.
In a previous series of patients presenting with pituitary apoplexy, intrasellar hemorrhage was not recognized on initial NCT in the majority of cases, although intrasellar tumors were visible in almost all cases on NCT.
Causes of intracranial haemorrhage Intracerebral haematoma Subarachnoid haemorrhage Hypertensive haemorrhage Aneurysm Amyloid angiopathy Peri-mesencephalic bleed Arterio-venous malformation Arterio-venous malformation Aneurysmal haemorrhage Pituitary apoplexy Haemorrhagic tumour Drug abuse Dural sinus fistula Anticoagulant drugs Infarct with haemorrhagic Pituitary apoplexy transformation Venous infarct with Anticoagulant drugs haemorrhagic transformation
Pituitary Abscess with Panhypopituitarism Showing T1 Signal Hyperintensity of the Marginal Pituitary Area: A Non-invasive Differential Diagnosis of Pituitary Abscess and Pituitary Apoplexy.
Surgery is also recommended when the incidentaloma is abutting or compressing the optic nerves or chiasm on magnetic resonance imaging, when a patient is experiencing pituitary apoplexy with visual disturbance, or if a patient has a hypersecreting tumor other than a prolactinoma, according to the guidelines, which appear in the Endocrine Society's journal (J.
Pituitary apoplexy is a rare clinical syndrome characterized by sudden onset of headache and vomiting, accompanied by visual disturbance or ocular motility impairment and some degree of pituitary insufficiency (1).

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