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Global pituitary failure – Sheehan syndrome

Global pituitary failure (Sheehan’s and Simmond’s syndrome) is a severe condition, of complex etiology and with repercussions on the most endocrine glands. Affects most endocrine glands and is due to a disorder in pituitary trope hormones secretion (TSH, FSH, LH, ACTH). Causes The etiology of this disorder is complex including pituitary tumors, neuroinfections (encephalitis, meningitis), head trauma, immunological causes (autoimmune), […]


December 15, 2011, Pituitary
Acromegaly – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment

Acromegaly is a condition that occurs as a result of somatotrope (growth hormone) hormone hypersecretion (increased secretion) in the anterior pituitary gland. Acromegaly develops in adults, after growth period. Occurs in both sexes, with a slight predominance in females, affecting the people aged 20 to 40 years. Causes In terms of etiology, the hypersecretion of somatotrope hormone (GH) […]


November 29, 2011, Pituitary