apoplexy

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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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Pituitary apoplexy is a neurosurgical emergency that requires urgent surgical decompression to prevent permanent visual loss and possible death from local pressure on the hypothalamus and brainstem.
Pituitary apoplexy should be considered in a patient who presents with a sudden onset of headache, visual field abnormalities and ocular muscle paresis.
Acute degenerative changes in adenomas of the pituitary bodywith special reference to pituitary apoplexy.
There are also reports of patients having pituitary apoplexy after intraoperative anticoagulation during coronary bypass surgery.
Since the majority of patients with pituitary macroadenomas are asymptomatic, it may be anticipated that there will be an increase in the incidence of pituitary apoplexy.
Fuchs 8, Been R, Hasin Y, et al: Pituitary apoplexy as a first manifestation of pituitary adenomas following intensive thrombolytic and antithrombotic therapy.
The indication and timing of surgery for patients with pituitary apoplexy remains controversial.
Spontaneous remission of acromegaly after pituitary apoplexy following head trauma.
Pituitary apoplexy probably due to TRH and GnRH stimulation tests in a patient with acromegaly.

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