Sheehan syndrome

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Shee·han syn·drome

(shē'an),
hypopituitarism developing postpartum as a result of pituitary necrosis; caused by ischemia due to a hypotensive episode during delivery.

Shee·han syn·drome

(shē'an),
hypopituitarism developing postpartum as a result of pituitary necrosis; caused by ischemia due to a hypotensive episode during delivery.

Sheehan syndrome

A condition that follows postpartum uterine haemorrhage severe enough to cause circulatory collapse, resulting in pituitary necrosis and hypopituitarism, especially if disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) was also present.

Clinical findings
Galactorrhoea, amenorrhoea or oligomenorrhoea, secondary hypothyroidism, cold intolerance, hypotension, bradycardia, weight gain, hair loss, adrenal insufficiency, fatigue, loss of libido, hypoglycaemia, hyponatraemia.

Sheehan syndrome

Postpartum hypopituitarism Gynecology A condition that follows postpartum uterine hemorrhage severe enough to cause circulatory collapse, resulting in pituitary necrosis and hypopituitarism

Shee·han syn·drome

(shē'han sin'drōm)
Hypopituitarism developing postpartum as a result of pituitary necrosis; caused by ischemia resulting from a hypotensive episode during delivery.

Sheehan,

Harold Leaming, English pathologist, 1900-1988.
Sheehan syndrome - hypopituitarism arising from a severe circulatory collapse postpartum, with resultant pituitary necrosis. Synonym(s): postpartum pituitary necrosis syndrome; thyrohypophysial syndrome

Shee·han syn·drome

(shē'an sin'drōm)
Hypopituitarism developing postpartum due to pituitary necrosis.