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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 326--328

Post operative 'pituitary apoplexy' in giant pituitary adenomas: A series of cases


Department of Neurosurgery, Neurosciences center, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Ashok K Mahapatra
Department of Neurosurgery, Neurosciences center, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.16933

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This is report on four cases of giant pituitary tumors that developed postoperative pituitary apoplexy after they had undergone a partial tumor resection. Three patients had undergone surgery by a transsphenoid route and one patient underwent surgery by transcranial route. Postoperative CT scan showed hemorrhagic expansion of residual tumor mass. All the four patients were re-explored transcranially and hemorrhagic swelling of the tumor was observed. In three cases, the tumor had swollen to a size greater than twice the original tumor. All the four patients had a fatal outcome.






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