R. ALTMAN, M.D.; W. PRUZANSKI, M.D.
One of the rarest causes of anterior hypopituitarism is a lesion of the pituitary gland following a skull injury. Fourteen cases have been reported in the literature to date.
The rarity of these cases and the importance of making an early diagnosis so that proper treatment may be instituted and chronic morbidity, as well as medicolegal aspects, avoided prompt us to report an additional case.
A 68-year-old carpenter was admitted because of fever, increasing weakness, anorexia, and diarrhea. Physical examination revealed an acutely ill man who looked younger than his years. He was very pale. Blood pressure was
ALTMAN R, PRUZANSKI W. Post-Traumatic Hypopituitarism: Anterior Pituitary Insufficiency Following Skull Fracture. Ann Intern Med. ;55:149–154. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-55-1-149
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;55(1):149-154.
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