Neurosurgeon "stunned" common condition isn't recognised

A leading neurosurgeon has hit out at NHS Scotland for failing to recognise a common ABI-related condition. Post-traumatic hypopituitarism, which can be a result of a brain injury, can cause difficulties with fatigue, sex drive and fertility.
 
A computer image of the testosterone hormone
Hormones can be affected by an acquired brain injury

  This week, consultant neurosurgeon Patrick Statham said he is “stunned” that NHS Scotland is not adding the condition to a new set of clinical guidelines. The Scotsman spoke to Joanna Lane, who has been an articulate campaigner for raising awareness about hypopituitarism and its effects. She wrote to the Scottish Government asking for hypopituitarism to be included in the revided NHS guidelines to be published by the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) next year.  The Scottish Government wrote back to say it agrees post-traumatic hypopituitarism is a condition that would benefit from greater recognition, but that it isn't possible to include all areas of investigation in a clinical guideline.  Read the full story here. Read about hypopituitarism here. Start a forum discussion about this topic here.
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