Sheehan Syndrome (Postpartum Hypopituitarism)

  • Jarrah Ali Al-Tubaikh


Sheehan's syndrome (SS), previously known as Simmond's disease (pituitary cachexia), is a rare condition characterized by infarction and necrosis of the anterior pituitary gland (adenohypophysis) due to postdelivery hemorrhage.


Disseminate Intravascular Coagulation Anterior Pituitary Gland Disseminate Intravascular Coagulation Pituitary Apoplexy Normal Pituitary Gland 
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