Sheehan’s Syndrome: A Case Report and Literature Review S Errarhay 1, I Kamaoui 1, C Bouchikhi 1, H Châara 1, H Bouguern 1, S Tizniti 1, A Melhouf 1, A Banani 1 1 - Department of gynecology and obstetrics, University Hospital of Fez, Morocco
Libyan J Med 2009; 4(2):81-82 ICID: 881108
Article type: Case report
IC™ Value: 2.33
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Post-partum pituitary necrosis (Sheehan’s syndrome) is a rare complication of post-partum hemorrhage. The diagnosis can be erratic and often delayed. In this case report of Sheehan’s syndrome in the post-partum period, the signs were characterized by agalactia, severe hypoglycemia, and low serum levels of thyroid hormones, cortico-adrenal hormones, and gonadotrophin (FSH, LH).
The hypophyseal magnetic resonance imaging confirmed the diagnosis of hypopituitarism secondary to pituitary necrosis.