SOCIETY FOR ENDOCRINOLOGY ENDOCRINE EMERGENCY GUIDANCE: Emergency management of pituitary apoplexy in adult patients
Classical pituitary apoplexy is a medical emergency and rapid replacement with hydrocortisone maybe life saving. It is caused by haemorrhage and/or infarction of a tumour within the pituitary gland. A high index of clinical suspicion is essential to diagnose this condition as prompt management may be life and vision saving. This guideline aims to take the non-specialist through the initial phase of assessment and management.
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