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pituitary apoplexy


Definition: a syndrome of abrupt onset, consisting of impaired consciousness, retroorbital pain, meningism, ophthalmoplegia, and rapidly progressive visual loss resulting from infarction of the pituitary gland, often because of a hemorrhage into a pituitary adenoma.

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