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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Sheehan syndrome can be prevented by provision of adequate obstetric care especially in patients with low socio-economic status.
d/h Hypo pituitarism has varied etiology, most common being pituitary adenomas (Macro 75 % and others 20%), Sheehan syndrome, familial hypopituitarism, idiopathic, hypophysitis, empty sella syndrome, snake bite being other causes.
Sheehan syndrome in Costa Rica: clinical experience with 60 cases.