It is hoped that the document will provide guidance for physicians, endocrinologists, neurosurgeons and ophthalmologists. The purpose of the guidelines is to encourage the widespread adoption of harmonized good practice in the diagnosis and management of patients with pituitary apoplexy. The guidelines are also intended to provide a basis for local and national audit and recommendations that are suitable for the audit process have been included in section 9.
The document should be considered as guidelines only; it is not intended to serve as a standard of medical care. The doctors concerned must make the management plan for an individual patient.