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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 232-233

Pituitary apoplexy presenting as myocardial infarction


1 Department of Endocrinology, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, India
2 Resident Doctor in Endocrinilogy, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, India
3 Department of Medicine, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, India

Correspondence Address:
Vishal Gupta
Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, 15, Dr. Deshmukh Marg, Pedder Road, Mumbai - 400 026
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.129119

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We describe a male patient who presented with sudden onset severe headache and right sided ptosis that was diagnosed to be secondary to pituitary apoplexy on the background of diabetes mellitus. This was complicated by left ventricular failure and acute coronary syndrome. The case highlights the importance of considering hypocortisolism/hypopituitarism as an important and rare precipitant of an acute coronary event as occurred in the case.


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