• secondary
  • The development of hypopituitarism is most often acquired secondary to neurologic insult, including head injury/trauma (this may include birth trauma), diseases such as autoimmune lymphocytic hypophysitis, infections (meningitis, tuberculosis, syphilis), infiltrative disorders (tumors), and iatrogenic neurologic insult (cranial radiotherapy, neurosurgery). (renalandurologynews.com)
  • DIAGNOSIS
  • The diagnosis of hypopituitarism is made by blood tests, but often specific scans and other investigations are needed to find the underlying cause, such as tumors of the pituitary, and the ideal treatment. (wikipedia.org)
  • In some cases, a woman with Sheehan syndrome might be relatively asymptomatic, and the diagnosis is not made until years later, with features of hypopituitarism. (wikipedia.org)