Postpartum hypopituitarism; Postpartum pituitary insufficiency; Sheehan’s syndrome
Sheehan’s syndrome is a condition that may occur in a woman who has a severe uterine hemorrhage during childbirth. The resulting severe blood loss causes tissue death in her pituitary gland and leads to hypopituitarism following the birth.
by Brenda A. Kuper, M.D.
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