Pituitary Apoplexy

  • Mehmet Turgut
  • Ashok Kumar Mahapatra
  • Michael Powell
  • Natarajan Muthukumar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mehmet Turgut, M. Hakan Seyithanoğlu, Saffet Tüzgen
      Pages 3-10
  3. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Christopher Harrold, Harpal Randeva
      Pages 13-17
  4. Tumours Types Which Show Apoplexy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Claudia V. Chang, Ricardo V. Araujo, Vânia dos S. Nunes, Cinthya dos S. Cirqueira, Andre C. Felicio
      Pages 21-24
    3. Aikaterini Theodoraki, Mark P. J. Vanderpump
      Pages 25-33
    4. Ranabir Salam, Manash P. Baruah
      Pages 35-40
    5. Sachin A. Borkar, Ashok Kumar Mahapatra
      Pages 41-46
  5. Clinical Features

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Ilan Shimon
      Pages 49-54
    3. Kapil Sugand, David Metcalfe, Thiagarajan Jaiganesh
      Pages 55-67
    4. Sandeep Mohindra
      Pages 69-72
  6. Visual and Endocrine Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Thomas Michael Jenkins, Ahmed Tahir Toosy
      Pages 75-88
    3. Deepak Agrawal
      Pages 89-93
    4. Angus G. Jones, Bijay Vaidya
      Pages 95-105
  7. Mimicking Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Alberto Torres-Diaz, Carlos Alarcon, Juan Jose Acebes
      Pages 119-131
    3. Ali Akhaddar
      Pages 133-142
  8. Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Philippe Chanson, Sylvie Salenave
      Pages 151-156
    3. Michael Powell
      Pages 157-167
    4. Natarajan Muthukumar
      Pages 169-175
  9. Complications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Sachin A. Borkar, Nishant Goyal, Ashok Kumar Mahapatra
      Pages 179-183
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 185-188

About this book


Pituitary apoplexy is a rare and life-threatening complication that occurs in 0.6–10.5% of all patients with pituitary adenomas. Unfortunately, pituitary apoplexy is often misdiagnosed before surgery. Furthermore, in spite of all the advances in imaging techniques and therapeutic methods, its optimal management is still controversial owing to the limited individual experience and the very variable clinical course of the condition, which ranges from asymptomatic to critical illness with visual loss and subarachnoid hemorrhage. The management of visual dysfunction in particular remains a subject of debate.


This book provides an in-depth review of knowledge of the management of pituitary apoplexy, with an emphasis on clinical and neuroradiological findings and treatment modalities, medical and surgical. In addition, it supplies clinicians and investigators with detailed information on current evidence and considers future areas of investigation and innovative therapeutic philosophies. Both the editors and the authors are leading international authorities in the field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mehmet Turgut
    • 1
  • Ashok Kumar Mahapatra
    • 2
  • Michael Powell
    • 3
  • Natarajan Muthukumar
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryAdnan Menderes University, School of MedicineAydinTurkey
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryAll India Institute of Medical Sciences Neurosciences Center (AIIMS)New DelhiIndia
  3. 3.The Victor Horsley Nerosurgical DepartmentThe National Hospital for Neurology and NeurosurgeryLondonUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.Department of NeurosurgeryMadurai Medical CollegeMaduraiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-38507-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-38508-7
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