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What is the definition of Apoplexy?

Apoplexy is bleeding into an organ or loss of blood flow to an organ. For example,

  • Adrenal apoplexy --  bleeding into the adrenal glands
  • Pituitary apoplexy --  bleeding into the pituitary gland

Apoplexy refers to stroke symptoms that occur suddenly. Such symptoms occur due to bleeding into the brain. It can also occur by a blood clot in a brain blood vessel. Conditions such as subarachnoid hemorrhage or stroke are sometimes called apoplexy.

Functional apoplexy is when a person appears to be having stroke-like symptoms. However, there is no brain defect.

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University Hospital

171 Ashley Ave 
Charleston, SC 29425

Bruce Ovbiagele is a Neurologist in Charleston, South Carolina. Dr. Ovbiagele has been practicing medicine for over 31 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Apoplexy. He is also highly rated in 5 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Stroke, Apoplexy, Transient Ischemic Attack, and Seizures. He is licensed to treat patients in South Carolina and California.

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Jefferson Neurological Associates

909 Walnut St 
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Pascal Jabbour is a Neurosurgery doctor in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Jabbour has been practicing medicine for over 24 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Apoplexy. He is also highly rated in 28 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Brain Aneurysm, Stroke, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, and Arteriovenous Malformation. He is licensed to treat patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Dr. Jabbour is currently accepting new patients.

 
 
 
 
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Neurology Foundation Inc

593 Eddy St 
Providence, RI 2903

Shadi Yaghi is a Neurologist in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Yaghi has been practicing medicine for over 15 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Apoplexy. He is also highly rated in 14 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Stroke, Apoplexy, Transient Ischemic Attack, and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. He is licensed to treat patients in Rhode Island. Dr. Yaghi is currently accepting new patients.

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Published Date : January 23, 2020
Published By : Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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Thiessen MEW. Thyroid and adrenal disorders. In: Walls RM, Hockberger RS, Gausche-Hill M, eds. Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 9th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2018:chap 120.