HCA Florida Westside Hospital
Sheehan syndrome, post-partum hemorrhage, pituitary diseases
Endocrine System Diseases | Endocrinology | Internal Medicine | Medicine and Health Sciences | Nervous System Diseases
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Sheehan syndrome is defined as ischemic necrosis of pituitary gland following massive postpartum hemorrhage leading to panhypopituitarism. It has an insidious course with multitude of presentations. The majority of cases remain undiagnosed for many years after the delivery with average time following postpartum hemorrhage to diagnosis of Sheehan syndrome is believed to be almost 13 years according to one study. Here, we present a unique case of late onset of Sheehan syndrome 23 years after the last childbirth which was complicated by hemorrhage. To our knowledge, this is the second reported case of onset of disease after more than 20 years.
Dosunmu, Igbayilola; Alvi, Ali Tariq; Kaufman, Sarah; and Malik, Ayesha, "Late Onset Sheehan Syndrome 23 Years After Post-Partum Hemorrhage" (2023). East Florida Research Day 2023. 10.