postpartum hypopituitarism

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.

postpartum hypopituitarism

Sheehan syndrome, see there.
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Sheehan's syndrome, first described by Sheehan in 1937,4 is a postpartum hypopituitarism caused by necrosis of the pituitary gland.
Sheehan's syndrome refers to postpartum hypopituitarism as a result of pituitary necrosis occurring during severe hypotension or shock secondary to massive bleeding during or just after delivery.

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