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Front Endocrinol (Lausanne)


Potential Association Between Anabolic Androgenic Steroid Abuse and Pituitary Apoplexy: A Case Report.


Andriuskeviciute A, Cossu G, Ameti A, Papadakis G, Daniel R T, Dunet V, Messerer M
Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2022; 13:890853.
PMID: 35937816.


Pituitary apoplexy (PA) is a rare, and potentially life-threatening condition, caused by hemorrhage or infarction into the pituitary gland with a rapid expansion of the contents of the sella turcica, associated with sudden intense headache, neurological and endocrinological deterioration. The identification of risk factors is crucial for prevention and optimal management. Herein we report a case of PA occurring 1 month after the initiation of anabolic androgenic steroid abuse for bodybuilding.