Journal of Korean Endocrine Society 1996;11(1):108-113.
Published online November 7, 2019.
A Case of Diabetes Insipidus in Patient with Sheehan's Syndrome.
Hye Young Park, Moon Ho Kang, Sung Gwang Lee, Jung Ho Youn, Yeoung Sook Kang, Deuk Jo Kim, Yun Young Choi, Hee Young Hwang
Abstract
Sheehans syndrome is a known complication of pregnancy, It was described as a syndrome of hypopituitarysm due to acute ischemic necrosis of the anterior pituitary gland secondary to severe postpartum bleeding and shock. The neurophysis is usually preserved. But it can be involved in severe cases manifesting as diabetes insipidus. Because of its rare coexistence with Sheehans syndrome, diabetes insipidus is seldom recognized as a potential postpartum complication. The report describes a patient who developed Sheehans syndrome and diabetes insipidus immediately following delivery. Diabetes insipidus resolved spontaneously after 15 months, while panhypopituitarysm is persistent.
Key Words: Postpartum Hemorrhage, Sheehans Syndrome


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