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[Psychiatric presentation of hypopituitarism in an elderly patient].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Tijdschrift voor psychiatrie
Publication Date
Volume
49
Issue
2
Pages
119–123
Identifiers
PMID: 17290342
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

An 85-year old woman presented with psychiatric symptoms and was diagnosed as having the rare syndrome of hypopituitarism. The illness was caused by a traumatic brain injury she had suffered 25 years earlier. The case shows that somatic or psychiatric symptoms can appear many years after destruction of the hypophysis, and emphasises how important it is to conduct a physical examination and to trace a patient's medical history as far back as possible.

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