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Pituitary apoplexy (sagittal section)

Sagittal section through the pituitary body (hypophysis cerebri) and the optic chiasm showing their relative positions. (Source: Gray H, Lewis WH. Anatomy of the Human Body. 20th edition. Philadelphia and New York: Lea & Fibiger, 1918. Public domain.)

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Associated Disorders

  • Acromegaly
  • Bleeding diatheses
  • Chromophobes
  • Cushing disease
  • Diabetes insipidus
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Drug reactions
  • Gonadotropinomas
  • Head trauma
  • Hemolytic crises
  • Hypertension
  • Ischemic necrosis
  • Macroprolactinomas
  • Meningitis
  • Microprolactinomas
  • Pituitary macroadenoma
  • Pituitary microadenoma
  • Sheehan syndrome
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Temporal arteritis
  • Tuberculosis