AN ELDERLY PATIENT DIAGNOSED QUITE LATE AS SHEEHAN’S SYNDROME: A CASE REPORT
Dilek Arpaci*, Hasan Ergenc, Zeynep Ertürk, Mehmet Yildirim, Aysel Gurkan Tocoglu, Laçin Tatli, Yasemin Gunduz and Ali Tamer
Purpose: Sheehan's syndrome (SS) is a disorder resulting secondary to ischemic pituitary insufficiency due to excessive blood loss during and after delivery. Patients with SS may be presented with various symptoms ranging from nonspesific symptoms (fatigue and weakness) to severe pituitary insufficiency that can lead to coma and even death. We presented in this report an elderly patient who admitted to our clinic with panhypopituitarism diagnosed as SS nearly 40 years after delivery.
Keywords: Sheehan's syndrome, fatigue and weakness.
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