Panhypopituitarism and empty sella after ischemic stroke: A case report

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Mahmood Soveid 1 , * , Gholam Hossein Ranjbar Omrani 2

1 Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, [email protected], Fars, IR Iran

2 Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Fars

How to Cite: Soveid M, Omrani G H. Panhypopituitarism and empty sella after ischemic stroke: A case report, Int J Endocrinol Metab. Online ahead of Print ; 8(2):97-99.

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International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism: 8 (2); 97-99
Article Type: Case Report
Received: January 20, 2010
Accepted: February 16, 2010

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Abstract

Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability. Recent studies indicate that some degree of pituitary dysfunction may be observed after an acute stroke and this condition is commonly misdiagnosed. Reported here is the case of a 65 year- old man who developed symptoms of pituitary deficiency a few months after a frontal lobe stroke and finally presented with hypoglycemia and coma. Investigation revealed panhypopitutarism and presence of empty sella and a very small pituitary. He responded to treatment well.
Conclusion: Patients with history of ischemic stroke and suggestive symptoms need evaluation of pituitary function.

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Soveid M, Ranjbar Omrani GH. Panhypopituitarism and empty sella after ischemic stroke: A Case report. Int J Endocrinol Metab.2010;8(2):97-99.

Keywords

Stroke Pituitary disease Empty sella syndromes

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