[Psychiatric presentation of hypopituitarism in an elderly patient].
- Published Article
Tijdschrift voor psychiatrie
- Publication Date
Jan 01, 2007
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.
Report this publication
From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
This record was last updated on 07/03/2016 and may not reflect the most current and accurate biomedical/scientific data available from NLM.
The corresponding record at NLM can be accessed at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17290342