Sheehan's syndrome followed by successful pregnancy. A case report

Brian L. Cohen, P. Baillie

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Abstract

Sheehan's syndrome is a complication of pregnancy rarely encountered in modern obstetric practice. The management of this condition involves substitution therapy of the hormones produced by the various endocrine glands under hypothalamic and pituitary control. There have been few reports on the occurrence of spontaneous pregnancy in patients with Sheehan's syndrome. This paper describes the investigation and management of a patient with longstanding panhypopituitarism. Hormone replacement therapy, and specifically induction of ovulation with human menopausal gonadotrophins, resulted in a successful outcome of pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)838-840
Number of pages3
JournalSouth African Medical Journal
Volume57
Issue number20
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

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Hypopituitarism
Menotropins
Endocrine Glands
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications
Ovulation Induction
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Pregnancy Outcome
Obstetrics
Hormones
Therapeutics
Combined Pituitary Hormone Deficiency

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Sheehan's syndrome followed by successful pregnancy. A case report. / Cohen, Brian L.; Baillie, P.

In: South African Medical Journal, Vol. 57, No. 20, 1980, p. 838-840.

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