E-news: Hypopituitarism uncommon after aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage

Studies have suggested aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) is a cause of chronic hypopituitarism, advocating routine neuroendocrine screening as a preventative measure.

In the largest reported SAH cohort to date, Klose and colleagues assessed the prevalence of hypopituitarism, finding no cases in SAH survivors.

They conclude that routine neuroendocrine screening should not be introduced at this stage and recommend using strict diagnostic criteria in patients with a low pretest probability of hypopituitarism.