Sheehan Syndrome Associated With Raised Intracranial Pressure

Authors: Moodley KK, Broad R, Chung K, Riordan-Eva P, Sibtain NA, Moran NF.

BACKGROUND: Intracranial hypertension (IH) has been associated with hypocortisolism caused by either primary adrenocortical insufficiency or corticosteroid withdrawal.
METHOD: The authors describe a case of IH in association with Sheehan syndrome (SS) in a postpartum 29-year-old woman.
RESULTS: The clinical manifestations of IH resolved with corticosteroid replacement.
CONCLUSIONS: This case supports a causal role of hypocortisolism in IH. The authors are unaware of previous reports of hypocortisolism caused by SS leading to IH.

J Neuroophthalmol. 2012 Jul 11.

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