Delay in diagnosis of hypopituitarism after traumatic head injury: A case report and review of the literature

Dogru Ö. , Koken R., Bukulmez A., Melek H., Ovali F., Albayrak R.

NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY LETTERS, cilt.26, ss.311-313, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 26 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.311-313


Neuroendocrine complications are among important and frequently missed complications of traumatic brain injury. Hypopituitarism, the partial or complete insufficiency of anterior pituitary secretion may be underrecognized due to its subtle clinical manifestations in traumatic patients. We report a case of 14(1)/(2)-yearold girl who was admitted due to growth failure and had been diagnosed to have multiple hypophyseal hormone deficiency including thyroid-stimulating hormone, gonadotropins, adrenocorticotropin hormone which developed years after traumatic head injury.