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Apoplexy, Pituitary

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.