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Pituitary apoplexy: a rare cause of middle cerebral artery infarction

Hassan, Radhiana and Sharis Osman, Syazarina and Mohamed Mukari, Shahizon Azura and Abu Bakar, Azizi (2013) Pituitary apoplexy: a rare cause of middle cerebral artery infarction. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 68 (3). pp. 264-266. ISSN 0300-5283

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Pituitary apoplexy is a well-known complication of a pituitary adenoma. However, an ischaemic event caused by pituitary apoplexy is rare. We reported a case of pituitary apoplexy with middle cerebral artery infarction in a 44-year old man who presented with a sudden onset of altered sensorium. Vasospasm is the most likely underlying cause of the infarction in this case secondary to transdiaphragmatic rupture of the sella tumour into the subarachnoid space.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5685/30826
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pituitary apoplexy, stroke, middle cerebral artery infarction, pituitary adenoma, tumours
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Radiology
Depositing User: Dr Radhiana Hassan
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2013 11:07
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2013 11:07
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/30826

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