Sheehan's Syndrome; A Rare Complication of Postpartum Hemorrhage - Case Report and Review of the Literature

  • PO Ibinaiye
  • S Avidime
  • ND Chom
  • SO David
Keywords: Sheehan's Syndrome, Post Partum Hemorrhage

Abstract

Sheehan Syndrome is a Condition that may occur in a woman who bleeds severely during child birth. Severe bleeding during child birth can cause tissue death in the pituitary gland, which may cause the +0 gland to lose its ability to function properly. We reported a case of a 21 year old lady gravida 1 para 1 (alive) who developed Sheehan's syndrome six months after extreme post partum hemorrhage. High level of suspicious was employed based on clinical history and couple with the laboratory blood tests and magnetic resonance Imaging (MRI) findings in arriving at diagnosis of this rare complication of lifethreatening blood loss during or after child birth. We also highlighted the importance of proper medical care in preventing extreme bleeding during child birth, otherwise, Sheehan's syndrome is not preventable.

Keywords: Sheehan's Syndrome, Post Partum Hemorrhage

Published
2013-02-01
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Articles

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