Antepartum pituitary necrosis occurring in pregnancy with uncontrolled gestational diabetes mellitus: A case report

Hyun Jong Park, Jinna Kim, Yumi Rhee, Yong Won Park, Ja Young Kwon

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Antepartum pituitary necrosis is a rare medical condition that has only been reported in pregnant women with type I diabetes attributable to diabetes-related vasculopathy and hypercoagulability. We present for the first time a case of antepartum pituitary necrosis occurring in an uncontrolled gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) patient. The patient was a 32-yr-old woman at 33 weeks and 2 days of gestation. She suffered from severe headache, blurred vision, dizziness, and vomiting. Her baby was delivered by Cesarean section. The brain magnetic resonance images revealed pituitary necrosis. This suggests that pituitary gland necrosis may also complicate GDM pregnancy when glucose levels are uncontrolled.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)794-797
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Korean medical science
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2010 May 1


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  • Medicine(all)

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