Apoplexy is bleeding into a cavity or organ. There are various forms of apoplexy, including:
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Apoplexy may be caused by:
Factors that increase your chance of developing apoplexy include:
Symptoms may include:
You will be asked about your symptoms and medical history. A physical exam will be done.
Your bodily fluids may be tested. This can be done with:
Images may be taken of your bodily structures. This can be done with:
Talk with your doctor about the best treatment plan for you. Initial treatment will be done to stabilize you. After you have been stabilized, treatment options will be chosen based on the cause and location of your apoplexy. Options include:
There is no known way to prevent apoplexy.
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Pituitary apoplexy . UCLA Health System website. Available at:
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Accessed October 8, 2013.
Last reviewed May 2014 by Kim Carmichael, MD
Last Updated: 6/4/2014