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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2006;49(1):176-181.
Published online January 1, 2006.
Minimally Invasive Neuroendoscopic Surgery for Pituitary Apoplexy Diagnosed During Pregnancy.
Hyun Sun Ko, Yeun Hee Kim, Hyun Young Ahn, In Yang Park, Dae Young Chung, Sa Jin Kim, Soo Pyung Kim, Joon Ki Kang, Jong Chul Shin
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Catholic University, Seoul, Korea. jcshin@catholic.ac.kr
2Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Catholic University, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
Pituitary apoplexy is a life-threatening condition resulting from hemorrhage or necrosis of a pituitary tumor with subsequent compression of the optic nerves and cavernous sinuses. This is the first case report of a patient who experienced pituitary apoplexy due to hemorrhage of pituitary adenoma, which was initially recognized during pregnancy, and submitted to minimally invasive neuroendoscopic transnasal transsphenoidal approach in the third trimester of pregnancy.
Key Words: Pituitary apoplexy, Pregnancy
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