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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.
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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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Thus, we believe that the radiologic finding of ischemic pituitary apoplexy coupled with the presence of diabetes insipidus should be sufficient for diagnosis of NH, although a larger study is necessary to confirm this hypothesis.
Based on the ophthalmoplegia, ptosis, altered mental status, visual symptom, and confirmatory findings in the MRI, the diagnosis of pituitary apoplexy was established.
Spontaneous endocrine cure of gigantism due to pituitary apoplexy. Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1983;287:1007-1008.
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).
Blindness following pituitary apoplexy: timing of surgery and neuroophthalmic outcome.
The 1 IHC-defined LH-expressing adenoma without increased LH concentration on quantitative tissue analysis in the validation set (V14) was instead found to have increased GH and was found to be extensively hemorrhagic and necrotic, in keeping with a clinical presentation of pituitary apoplexy.
Pituitary apoplexy (PA) which occurs due to ischemic or haemorrhagic infarction of pituitary adenomas is a serious and life-threatening complication (1).
A clinical diagnosis of pituitary apoplexy with severe hypopituitarism was made, and the patient had immediate fluid and electrolyte replacement, hydrocortisone and T4 replacement.

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