Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports

Case ReportVolume 4 Issue 3

Anesthetic Concerns in a Patient with Sheehan’s Syndrome Posted for Elective Surgery

Imran Ahmed Khan1, Ajay Shukla2, Ashutosh Mall2, Abu Bashar3* and Bhartendra Jain2

1BRD Medical College, Gorakhpur (U.P.), India
2City Hospital, Gorakhpur (U.P.), India
3Department of Community Medicine and Family Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS), Gorakhpur (U.P.), India

*Corresponding Author: MD Abu Bashar, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine and Family Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Gorakhpur (U.P.), India.

Received: January 30, 2023; Published: February 13, 2023


Sheehan’s syndrome (SS) most commonly occurs in young females who are at high risk of developing medical and obstetric complications. It is characterized by varying degree of hypothyroidism and usually develops as a result of ischemic pituitary necrosis subsequent to severe postpartum hemorrhage in them. Absence of lactation and failure of menstrual cycle resumption after delivery which was complicated with severe intrapartum hemorrhage are some of the important clues in diagnosing SS. A patient with the disease being posted for an elective surgery may pose a challenge for the anesthesia team if it remains undiagnosed. Adequate preoperative optimization and preparation should be considered before anesthesia and surgery in such cases.

Keywords: Young Women; Pituitary Necrosis; Sheehan’s Syndrome; Postpartum Haemorrhage; Anesthesia


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Citation: Imran Ahmed Khan., et al. “Anesthetic Concerns in a Patient with Sheehan’s Syndrome Posted for Elective Surgery". Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 4.3 (2023): 23-25.

Copyright: © 2022 Imran Ahmed Khan.,et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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