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

: 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 14.5-year-old 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.

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