Apoplexy is bleeding into a cavity or organ. There are a few forms of apoplexy, such as:
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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.
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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