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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2018, 6(3), 50-52
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-6-3-3
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Hypopituitarism in Men with History of Hypovolemic Shock

Batista Rafael Loch1, , Toscanini Andrea Cecilia1, Borba Clarissa Groberio1 and Cunha-Neto Malebranche B1

1Functional Neurosurgery Unit, Psychiatric Institute, Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Pub. Date: April 24, 2018

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Batista Rafael Loch, Toscanini Andrea Cecilia, Borba Clarissa Groberio and Cunha-Neto Malebranche B. Hypopituitarism in Men with History of Hypovolemic Shock. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2018; 6(3):50-52. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-6-3-3


Hypopituitarism is the partial or complete insufficiency of pituitary hormone secretion. It has a diverse etiology, and some causes are of vascular origin. Vascular causes of hypopituitarism are classified as hemorrhagic/ischemic or obstructive/compressive. We report the case of a patient with chronic hypopituitarism found 15 years after the occurrence of hypovolemic shock during surgery performed to remove nasal polyps. We believe that hypopituitarism in this case is very similar to that described by Sheehan, resulting from blood loss and coagulation disorders. Observation of pituitary function in patients with a history of hypovolemic shock may be necessary, as it is mandatory in patients with a history of postpartum bleeding.

hypopituitarism pituitary hormone secretion hemorrhagic

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