Pituitary apoplexy accompanying temporal lobe epilepsy as a complication: case report [post]

2019 unpublished
Pituitary apoplexy is an acute clinical syndrome caused by infarction and/or hemorrhage of pituitary adenoma, which typically presents with severe headache, visual deterioration, and endocrine abnormalities. However, temporal lobe epileptic seizure has not been viewed as a symptom of pituitary apoplexy in the literature. Case presentation: To elucidate further such a rare complication of temporal lobe epilepsy, we describe here the rare clinical manifestations of a 55-year-old previously
more » ... d previously healthy male with pituitary apoplexy harboring headache, combined palsies involving cranial nerves III to VI, endocrinologic disturbances, and temporal lobe epilepsy. In addition, we discuss the temporal lobe epilepsy of pituitary adenoma based on the literature. Conclusion: Although further accumulation of clinical data is needed, we would like to emphasize the importance of recognition of temporal lobe epilepsy due to pituitary apoplexy, and suggest that early surgery should be considered as an option in patients with such a rare complication.
doi:10.21203/rs.2.9242/v2 fatcat:5ga6rrzllzacjemcdx6yqs7xmy