by Cynthia M. Johnson, MA
Apoplexy is bleeding into a cavity or organ. There are a few forms of apoplexy, such as:
Apoplexy may be caused by:
Things that may raise the risk of this problem are:
Problems may be:
The doctor will ask about your symptoms and health history. A physical exam will be done.
These tests may be done to look for signs of apoplexy:
Pictures may be taken. This can be done with:
The goal of treatment is to stabilize the body. Other treatments will depend on the cause site of the apoplexy. For example:
There are no known guidelines to prevent this problem.
Hormone Health Network—Endocrine Society
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Canadian Institute for Health Information
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Pituitary apoplexy . UCLA Health System website. Available at:
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Accessed October 20, 2020.
Last reviewed September 2020 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Daniel A. Ostrovsky, MD
Last Updated: 5/14/2021
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