Pituitary/hypothalamic disorders

Last updated: Tuesday, 21, December, 2010
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Clinical assessment, including formal visual field examination, and diagnostic imaging to detect possible space occupying lesion in the pituitary fossa.

See also HypopituitarismPituitary hormone excess and Diabetes insipidus.


  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Pituitary adenoma
  • Histiocytosis
  • Germinoma
  • Meningioma
  • Metastatic carcinoma

Vascular disorders

  • Post-partum necrosis (Sheehan's syndrome)

Damage following head injury


Pituitary irradiation


Pituitary hormone releasing factor deficiencies

  • Kallmann syndrome

Prader-Willi syndrome 

Molecular genetics, cytogenetics.