51 y/o woman with history of chronic headache and sudden onset of headache, high fever, and visual disturbance

 

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Doctor's Information

Name : Morteza
Family : Sanei Taheri
Affiliation :Radiology Department ,Shohada Tajrish Hospital,SBMU
Academic Degree : Associate Professor of Radiology
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Resident : hadi zolfeghari

 

Case Section

Neuroradiology

 

Patient's Information

Gender : Male
Age : 51

 

Clinical Summary

51 y/o woman with history of chronic headache and sudden onset of headache, high fever, and visual disturbance

 

Imaging Findings

MRI demonstrated Pituitary mass at the sella continueing to supracella region with intra-tumoral hemorrhage seen on axial MRI T1W and T2WI . The hemorrhagic component is hyperintense on T1-weighted image, heterogeneous on T2-weighted image with fluid-fluid level.

 

Differential Diagnosis

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Final Diagnosis

pituitary tumor apoplexy with ACA And ICA Infarction

 

Discussion (Related Text)

Pituitary apoplexy is rare endocrine emergency which can occur due to infarction or hemorrhage of pituitary gland. This disorder most often involves a pituitary adenoma. Occasionally it may be the first manifestation of an underlying adenoma. Rarely pituitary apoplexy causes vascular infarction.

 

References

1. Rajasekaran S, Venderpump M, Baldeweg S, et al. UK guidelines for the management of pituitary apoplexy. Pituitary apoplexy guidelines development group: May 2010. Clinical Endocrinology 2011; 74: 9-20.
2. Nawar RN, AbdelMannan D, Selman WR, Arafah BM. Pituitary tumor apoplexy: a review. J Intensive Care Med. Mar-Apr 2008;23(2):75-90. [Medline].
3. Mohr G, Hardy J. Hemorrhage, necrosis, and apoplexy in pituitary adenomas. Surg Neurol. Sep 1982;18(3):181-9. [Medline].

 

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