Pituitary gland emergencies

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_39EBF75E93AA
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Synthèse (review): revue aussi complète que possible des connaissances sur un sujet, rédigée à partir de l'analyse exhaustive des travaux publiés.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Pituitary gland emergencies
Périodique
Bailliere's Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Auteur(s)
Gaillard  R. C.
ISSN
0950-351X (Print)
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
01/1992
Volume
6
Numéro
1
Pages
57-75
Notes
Journal Article
Review --- Old month value: Jan
Résumé
Emergencies in pituitary disease are not common. They can result from the failure of the pituitary gland to secrete one or more pituitary hormones, or from neuro-ophthalmological symptoms due to the mass effect of an expanding hypothalamic-pituitary tumour. Loss of hormone secretion, particularly ACTH and, to a lesser extent, TSH, can rapidly become life-threatening and requires urgent replacement therapy. Acute severe hypopituitarism should be vigorously treated as an emergency with a glucocorticoid preparation. Neuro-ophthalmological symptoms such as visual impairment, sudden onset of severe headache and alteration of the level of consciousness should prompt appropriate radiological investigations, since this may well call for emergency surgery.
Mots-clé
Acute Disease Emergencies Humans Hypopituitarism/diagnosis/etiology/therapy Pituitary Apoplexy/diagnosis Pituitary Diseases/diagnosis/etiology/*therapy Pituitary Neoplasms/diagnosis
Pubmed
Web of science
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15/02/2008 17:57
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