Pituitary Apoplexy Attributed to COVID-19 Infection in the Absence of an Underlying Macroadenoma or Other Identifiable Cause.
The novel coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is responsible for an array of extrapulmonary manifestations, including direct and indirect neurological complications. Currently, all published cases noting pituitary apoplexy in patients with COVID-19 have discovered underlying pituitary macroadenomas. Herein, we describe the first documented case, to our knowledge, of pituitary apoplexy attributed solely to COVID-19 in the absence of other identifiable causes. While much remains to be discovered and understood regarding COVID-19, we discuss the potential pathophysiology of COVID-19-associated pituitary apoplexy and raise awareness of this clinical complication.
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Bordes, S. J., Phang-Lyn, S., Najera, E., Borghei-Razavi, H., & Adada, B. (2021). Pituitary Apoplexy Attributed to COVID-19 Infection in the Absence of an Underlying Macroadenoma or Other Identifiable Cause. Cureus, 13(2), e13315. https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.13315
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Residents, Fellows and Residents