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Apoplexy

Definition

Apoplexy is bleeding into a cavity or organ. There are various forms of apoplexy, including:
Pituitary Gland
Pituitary Gland Male
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Causes

Apoplexy may be caused by:

Risk Factors

Factors that may increase your chance of apoplexy include:

Symptoms

Symptoms may include:

Diagnosis

You will be asked about your symptoms and medical history. A physical exam will be done.
Your bodily fluids may be tested. This can be done with:
Imaging tests assess bodily structures. These may include:

Treatment

Talk with your doctor about the best treatment plan for you. Initial treatment will be done to stabilize you. After you have been stabilized, treatment options will be chosen based on the cause and location of your apoplexy. Options include:

Prevention

There are no current guidelines to prevent apoplexy.

RESOURCES

Hormone Health Network—Endocrine Society http://www.hormone.org

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke http://www.ninds.nih.gov

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Institute for Health Information http://www.cihi.ca

Canadian Institutes of Health Research http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca

References

Pituitary apoplexy . UCLA Health System website. Available at: http://pituitary.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=48. Accessed October 8, 2013.

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