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Cerebral vasospasm as a consequence of pituitary apoplexy: illustrative case

Somayah Alsayadi, Rafael Ochoa-Sanchez, Ioana D. Moldovan, and Fahad Alkherayf

, craniopharyngiomas, meningiomas, Rathke’s cyst, lymphocytic hypophysitis). 1 , 2 , 4 , 6–10 , 12 , 21 , 23 , 26–31 Most of the reviewed cases (25 of 37; 67.6%) were pituitary adenomas complicated postoperatively with cerebral vasospasm ( Table 1 ). 1 , 2 , 4 , 6–10 , 12 , 21 , 23 , 26–29 Only 8 out of the 25 reviewed pituitary adenoma cases underwent EETS ( Table 1 ). 1 , 2 , 10 , 12–15 Half of these patients were female (4 of 8; 50%). The mean age was 50 years (standard deviation ±17, range 23–75). The EETS resection of pituitary adenoma was complicated with SAH in five (62