A Case Report on Pituitary Apoplexy

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https://doi.org/10.3126/jbsfn.v2i2.45121

Keywords:

Pituitary adenoma, apoplexy, magnetic resonance imaging

Abstract

Objective: To report a case of pituitary apoplexy presenting with unilateral ptosis and unilateral third nerve palsy in diabetic and hypertensive patient.

Clinical Presentation and Intervention: A 50 years old man developed unilateral third nerve palsy. A pituitary macro adenoma with hemorrhagic and necrotic changes on MRI scan was resected by endoscopic transsphenoidal procedure. Third nerve palsy improved promptly and completely few hours postoperatively.

Conclusion: This is a rare case of pituitary apoplexy that presented with unilateral third cranial nerve palsy recovered promptly after surgical excision of mass.

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Author Biographies

Rajiv Jha, Norvic International Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

Rupak Raj Ghimire, Norvic International Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Medical Officer, Department of Neurosurgery

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Published

2021-12-31

How to Cite

Jha, R., & Ghimire, R. R. (2021). A Case Report on Pituitary Apoplexy. Journal of Brain and Spine Foundation Nepal, 2(2), 28–31. https://doi.org/10.3126/jbsfn.v2i2.45121

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Case Reports