Pituitary apoplexy Symptoms
Symptoms and signs of Pituitary apoplexy include the follow:
1. Pituitary Crisis symptoms:
1) Low blood sugar coma; more see, usually onset when eating too little, hunger or fasting or after insulin injection. Shows symptoms liked Hypoglycemia; syncope (may have epileptic seizures and even coma), and hypotension. Have a medical history of pituitary dysfunction, low blood sugar testing can be confirmed.
2) Infection-induced coma; symptoms is high fever, coma after infection and low blood pressure.
3) Central nervous system inhibitor induced coma; dose of sedatives and general anesthetics can make into a long period of lethargy and even coma. It is not difficult to diagnose based on medical history.
4) Cryogenic coma: often onset in the cold winter, characterized by hypothermia and coma.
5) Coma with sodium loss: often due to surgery or gastrointestinal tract disorders cause loss of sodium dehydration, leading to peripheral circulatory failure.
6) Water intoxication coma: because of Pituitary apoplexy have barriers of the pathogen drainage, too much water intake can cause water intoxication. Mainly symptoms is water retention syndrome, low-sodium and lower hematocrit.
2. pituitary apoplexy symptoms:
1) symptoms is suddenly increased intracranial pressure;
2) often have the symptoms is oppression of neighboring sella organizations. If up oppress the visual pathway, interbrain and midbrain, can cause decreased visual acuity, visual field defect and changes in vital signs; down oppress hypothalamus to causs blood pressure, body temperature, respiratory and cardiac disorders; oppression side into the cavernous sinus cause external ophthalmoplegia, trigeminal nerve symptoms and venous disorders;
3) the hypothalamus - pituitary dysfunction symptoms. Some patients with pituitary apoplexy have no symptoms of pituitary adenoma, so it encountered unexplained sudden increased intracranial pressure, especially with visual impairment, ophthalmoplegia, and other oppression symptoms, should alert to pituitary apoplexy.