Cushing's disease with pituitary apoplexy leading to hypopituitarism, empty sella, and spontaneous fracture of the dorsum sellae. Case report Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Adenoma, Chromophobe
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Cushing Syndrome
  • Empty Sella Syndrome
  • Fractures, Spontaneous
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Pituitary Neoplasms
  • Sella Turcica

abstract

  • A patient with a pituitary adenoma secreting adrenocorticotropin hormone manifested panhypopituitarism after an episode of pituitary apoplexy. The previously elevated urinary levels of 17-ketogenic steroids dropped sharply, and plasma cortisol became undetectable. The apoplexy also resulted in a partially empty sella on which the dorsum sellae collapsed. Recurrent Cushing's disease developed and was cured by transsphenoidal resection of a microadenoma.

publication date

  • December 1979

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 228016

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 866

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 51

number

  • 6