ea0065p384 | Reproductive Endocrinology and Biology | SFEBES2019
, Butt Nouman
, Millar Kate
, Kar Partha
Pituitary apoplexy is a rare but life threatening condition if not diagnosed and treated promptly. Common causes include hypertension, head trauma, major surgery, dynamic pituitary tests, anticoagulant use and pregnancy. In pregnancy, hyperplasia and hypertrophy of the lactotroph cells increase pituitary volume by 45% returning to original size at 6 months post-partum. Pituitary apoplexy is uncommon in pregnancy and an underlying adenoma is usually the cause. Very few...