Sheehan's syndrome

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Background

  • Also known as postpartum hypopituitarism
  • Caused by pituitary hypoperfusion and infarction usually in the setting of postpartum hemorrhage
  • During pregnancy there is enlargement of the pituitary gland predisposing it to ischemia in low-flow states

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Differential Diagnosis

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