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GONZALEZ-TORTOSA, J.  and  POZA-POZA, M.. Postsurgical pituitary apoplexy: Report of two cases. Neurocirugía [online]. 2010, vol.21, n.1, pp.30-36. ISSN 1130-1473.

We report two cases of large macroadenomas that, after a transsphenoidal partial resection, suffered necrosis and swelling of the residual tumor, with increase of its volume, compression of neighboring structures and neurological deterioration. The literature is reviewed looking for possible pathophysiological mechanism and prevention.

Keywords : Pituitary adenoma; Pituitary apoplexy; Transsphenoidal surgery; Complication.

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