Three years prospective investigation of anterior pituitary function after traumatic brain injury: a pilot study


TANRIVERDİ F. , ULUTABANCA H. , ÜNLÜHİZARCI K. , SELÇUKLU A. , Casanueva F. F. , Kelestimur F.

CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY, cilt.68, ss.573-579, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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Objective It has been recently demonstrated that traumatic brain injury (TBI)-mediated hypopituitarism could be more frequent than previously known. However, most of the previous data were obtained from retrospective studies, and the natural history of the hypopituitarism due to TBI is still unclear. So far no study has been reported in which the pituitary function of the same patients has been investigated more than 1 year after TBI. Therefore, we report the results of 3 years prospective follow-up of anterior pituitary function in patients with mild, moderate and severe TBI.