A case of atypical macroprolactinoma presenting with pituitary apoplexy during pregnancy and review of the literature

OĞUZ BAYKAL S. H. , Soylemezoglu F., DAĞDELEN S. , Erbas T.

GYNECOLOGICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY, vol.36, no.2, pp.109-116, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09513590.2019.1650339
  • Page Numbers: pp.109-116


Pituitary apoplexy (PA) during pregnancy is a rare acute clinical situation which could have life-threatening consequences. Here we reported a case of 26-year-old nulliparous woman presenting with PA at the second trimester of her pregnancy. We also have reviewed reported cases of PA during pregnancy and conducted a detailed discussion on presenting symptoms, underlying pituitary pathology, management of apoplexy during pregnancy and outcomes.