pituitary insufficiency

pituitary insufficiency

Endocrinology A condition in which the pituitary fails to produce enough of one or more hormones. See Pituitary apoplexy, Pituitary infarction.
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Patients with suprasellar lesions commonly present with visual field defects, pituitary insufficiency, and symptoms of raised intracranial pressure.
CONSEQUENCES: Pituitary insufficiency may have serious consequences, possibly aggravating the physical and neuropsychiatric morbidity observed after TBI:
Other common space-occupying effects of intracranial aneurysm include visual field deficits (contralateral homonymous hemianopia) in relation to compression of the optic tract, mental derangements if the aneurysm compresses the mammillary bodies, and pituitary insufficiency if the aneurysm grows into the sella turcica [5].
PA often occurs spontaneously in pituitary macroadenomas and may be associated with varying degrees of pituitary insufficiency (2).
3) A life-threatening pituitary insufficiency or an acute adrenal crisis may occur.
The syndrome of inappropriate antidiuresis is a diagnosis of exclusion that can be established only if diuretic use and adrenal, thyroid, and pituitary insufficiency are excluded.
Among the causes of osteoporosis identified, in 5 patients it was attributed to hypogonadism secondary to pituitary insufficiency due to hypothalamic-pituitary tumors such as craniopharyngioma (3 patients), ependymoma in 1 patient, and growth hormone- producing tumor also in 1 patient.
Other less frequently encountered findings include trigeminal nerve hypoesthesia and pituitary insufficiency.
Similar to the present case, approximately half of patients will present with signs of partial pituitary insufficiency or hyperprolactinemia, presumably resulting from stalk effect?
Elderly, debilitated, or malnourished patients and those with adrenal or pituitary insufficiency or alcohol intoxication are particularly susceptible to hypoglycemic effects.
Thirty percent of the injured patients have transient pituitary insufficiency, particularly growth hormone (GH) and gonadotrophin deficiency, which normalizes one year after injury in most of the cases (4).
Elderly, debilitated or malnourished patients and those with adrenal or pituitary insufficiency or alcohol intoxication are particularly susceptible to hypoglycemic effects.

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