Which lab tests are performed in the workup of pituitary apoplexy?

Updated: Apr 19, 2019
  • Author: Michael S Vaphiades, DO; Chief Editor: Edsel Ing, MD, MPH, FRCSC  more...
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At least one anterior pituitary deficiency is always present at the onset of pituitary apoplexy, with corticotropic deficiency being the most common and most life-threatening, affecting 60%-80% of patients. [24] Electrolytes, glucose, pituitary hormones, and plasma/urine osmolality should be evaluated.


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