Sheehan’s Syndrome and Panhypopituitarism
Sheehan’s syndrome (SS) also known as postpartum pituitary gland necrosis is a condition that affects women who lose a life-threatening amount of blood in childbirth. It is considered the most common cause of panhypopituitarism in developing countries, it represents a rare cause of pituitary insufficiency, produced by an ischemic pituitary necrosis due to severe hemorrhage at deliverance.1 However, diagnosis can be missed due to varied clinical presentations and epidemiologic data indicate that, nowadays, this disease is quite rare in developed country. So the aim of the report is: To determine and evaluate the clinical and hormonal characteristics of cases with Sheehan’s syndrome diagnosed and follow-up from different sources and compare the results.
Sheehan’s syndrome, also known as postpartum pituitary gland necrosis is a condition that affects women who lose a life-threatening amount of blood during childbirth. In this report, data was collected from different three sources. The first study concluded that 99% of cases develop panhypopituitarism. The second study showed that not every case developed panhypopituitarism as some only had partial hypopituitarism. The third study differs from the other two studies as they wanted to see if Sheehan’s syndrome is the most common cause of panhypopituitarism and the results were like expected