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      Pituitary Apoplexy in an Adolescent with Prolactin-Secreting Adenoma

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          A 14.8-year-old girl was treated with bromocriptine for a prolactin-secreting adenoma. She suddenly developed headaches, vomiting, fever and meningeal syndrome. This was associated with corticotropin, thyrotropin and gonadotropin deficiencies. Magnetic resonance imaging showed peripheral enhancement and a central hyposignal suggesting intra-adenoma hemorrhage and then disappearance of the adenoma. Hydrocortisone was initiated in emergency to prevent any risk to life.

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          Horm Res Paediatr
          Hormone Research in Paediatrics
          S. Karger AG
          July 1998
          09 July 1998
          : 50
          : 1
          : 38-41
          a Pediatric Endocrinology and b Neurosurgery Units, and c Physiology Laboratory, Université Paris V and Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades, Assistance-Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, France
          23199 Horm Res 1998;50:38–41
          © 1998 S. Karger AG, Basel

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