Head trauma of many different types can cause hypopituitarism. The pituitary stalk can be literally torn in two causing hypopituitarism and Diabetes Insipidus as well as hyperprolactinemia. This woman’s story is not unlike many others but, unfortunately, many people languish without ever having received a diagnosis. Take a read! The accompanying photo shows complete absence of the pituitary stalk. In this situation, the pituitary gland does not receive all of its blood supply nor can the hypothalamic hormones gain access to control the cellular processes that elicit pituitary hormone secretion. Read Jennifer Julian Jenkins story here.
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