Endocrine responses to head and neck surgery in men.

  title={Endocrine responses to head and neck surgery in men.},
  author={Željko Reiner and M Oreskovi{\'c} and K R{\'i}bari{\'c}},
  journal={Acta oto-laryngologica},
  volume={103 5-6},
It has been well established that surgical stress leads to profound changes in endocrine function and metabolism. However, the endocrine response varies depending upon the type and the extent of surgery. As no data were available about the endocrine changes during and following major head and neck surgery, this study was performed. Plasma levels of adrenocorticotropin (ACTH), cortisol, thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), thyroxin (T4), triiodothyronine (T3), growth hormone (GH), prolactin (PRL… CONTINUE READING