Lymphoid hypophysitis associated with sudden maternal death: report of a case review of the literature.

R. Gal*, A. Schwartz, S. Gukovsky-Oren, D. Peleg, J. Goldman, E. Kessler

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Abstract

A case of lymphoid hypophysitis in a woman who died during labor is presented. From a review of the 14 previously reported cases it is apparent that this is a specific disease entity, that it involves only woman, especially in association with pregnancy, and that it may have a fatal outcome. The clinical manifestations are either related to hypopituitarism, or those of a space occupying lesion. Attention drawn to the possible occurrence of the disease may result in earlier recognition of the disease and a better outcome of this potentially fatal disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)619-621
Number of pages3
JournalObstetrical and Gynecological Survey
Volume41
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1986

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