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ea0041ep893 | Pituitary - Clinical | ECE2016

Evaluation of pituitary functions in patients with traumatic maxillofacial fractures: preliminary results

Onur Daloglu Osman , Alper Kemaloglu C , Tanriverdi Fatih , Coruh Atilla , Ozyazgan Irfan , Karaca Zuleyha , Unluhizarci Kursad , Kelestimur Fahrettin

Introduction: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a worldwide public health problem and has been recently documented as a cause of neuroendocrine dysfunction. It has been shown that hypopituitarism may develop nearly 10–20% of the TBI patients, and most common pituitary hormone deficiency after TBI is growth hormone deficiency (GHD). To date no study has evaluated the relation between isolated maxillofacial fractures and pituitary dysfunction. Therefore we aimed to investigat...