Acute onset headache.
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Intrinsic high T1 signal is seen within a pituitary mass which has expanded the pituitary fossa.
Pituitary apoplexy is an acute clinical syndrome caused by either haemorrhage or infarction of the pituitary gland. Although variable, it typically comprises of headache, visual deficits, ophthalmoplegia, and altered mental status. An existing pituitary macroadenoma is usually present (60-90%) but it can occur with healthy glands in few isolated cases.