Rare Blood Clot Disorder Follows Pituitary Gland Surgery in Teen

Rare Blood Clot Disorder Follows Pituitary Gland Surgery in Teen

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Rare Blood Clot Disorder Follows Pituitary Gland Surgery in Teen

A 14-year-old girl with aggressive Cushing’s disease developed cavernous sinus thrombosis — a rare condition that causes blood clots to form in a cavity at the base of the brain — after an initial surgery to remove a benign tumor in the pituitary gland. Her case highlights that cavernous sinus thrombosis is an unusual but possible complication of Cushing’s disease, and one requiring prolonged treatment. The case study, “Recurrent cavernous sinus thrombosis: a rare complication of…

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