Postpartum hypopituitarism | definition of postpartum hypopituitarism by Medical dictionary
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.
Galactorrhoea, amenorrhoea or oligomenorrhoea, secondary hypothyroidism, cold intolerance, hypotension, bradycardia, weight gain, hair loss, adrenal insufficiency, fatigue, loss of libido, hypoglycaemia, hyponatraemia.
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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.