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ea0016p433 | Neuroendocrinology | ECE2008

Unusual pattern of pituitary insufficiencies following traumatic brain injury evaluated by insulin tolerance test

Faust Michael , Wille Julia , Schumann Christina , Lippert-Gruener Marcela , Ernestus Ralf I , Krone Wilhelm

There is growing evidence that pituitary failure is a common complication of traumatic brain injury. However, prevalence of hypopituitarism following traumatic brain injury varies between 25 and 69% in the literature. Moreover, the pattern of involved hypothalamic/pituitary axes differs considerably in the published trials. This might be due to small and inhomogeneous series of patients and different test methods in previous studies. The aim of our study was therefore to inves...