Estrogen is suggested to be one of the plausible risk factors for pituitary hemorrhagic apoplexy through pituitary hyperemia. We experienced a 33-year-old woman with pituitary ischemic apoplexy of a nonfunctional macroadenoma under oral contraceptive use. Our case indicates that hypercoagulable state, but not hyperemia, associated with estrogen may promote pituitary ischemic apoplexy.
|Journal||Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 1 2013|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Neurology
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine