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Pituitary Apoplexy MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Pituitary Apoplexy
Tree Number(s)
C10.228.140.300.535.625
C10.228.140.617.738.350
C14.907.253.573.600
C19.700.725
Unique ID
D010899
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010899
Scope Note
The sudden loss of blood supply to the PITUITARY GLAND, leading to tissue NECROSIS and loss of function (PANHYPOPITUITARISM). The most common cause is hemorrhage or INFARCTION of a PITUITARY ADENOMA. It can also result from acute hemorrhage into SELLA TURCICA due to HEAD TRAUMA; INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION; or other acute effects of central nervous system hemorrhage. Clinical signs include severe HEADACHE; HYPOTENSION; bilateral visual disturbances; UNCONSCIOUSNESS; and COMA.
Entry Term(s)
Apoplexy, Pituitary
Previous Indexing
Pituitary Diseases (1966-1986)
Pituitary Neoplasms (1966-1986)
Public MeSH Note
1987
History Note
1987
Date Established
1987/01/01
Date of Entry
1986/04/18
Revision Date
2005/06/30
Pituitary Apoplexy Preferred
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