ea0059ep86 | Neuroendocrinology and pituitary | SFEBES2018
, Meeran Karim
Background: The blood supply of the pituitary gland comes via a portal circulation from the hypothalamus. During pregnancy, the anterior pituitary gland enlarges but the blood supply cannot increase, as it is derived from a capillary plexus. The pituitary is thus vulnerable to arterial pressure changes and infarction secondary to hypotension. We describe a case of a male patient with large pituitary adenoma who developed Sheehans like syndrome due to adenoma infarction s...