Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism

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

Pituitary apoplexy presenting as myocardial infarction


Vishal Gupta1, Sudarshan Patil2, Dhiren Raval2, Pratik Gopani3 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Gupta V, Patil S, Raval D, Gopani P. Pituitary apoplexy presenting as myocardial infarction.Indian J Endocr Metab 2014;18:232-233


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Gupta V, Patil S, Raval D, Gopani P. Pituitary apoplexy presenting as myocardial infarction. Indian J Endocr Metab [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Oct 24 ];18:232-233
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