Kickboxing sport as a new cause of traumatic brain injury-mediated hypopituitarism.

  title={Kickboxing sport as a new cause of traumatic brain injury-mediated hypopituitarism.},
  author={Fatih Tanriverdi and Kursad Unluhizarci and Bekir Çoksevim and Ahmed Selcuklu and Felipe F F Casanueva and Fahrettin Keleştimur},
  journal={Clinical endocrinology},
  volume={66 3},
OBJECTIVE Traumatic brain injury, which is a frequent and a worldwide important public health problem, may result in pituitary dysfunction. Concussion, a common type of lesion after traumatic brain injury, is an injury associated with sports including boxing and kickboxing. Kickboxing is one of the most popular martial arts and approximately 1-million people around the world participate in kickboxing sport. Head is the most common site of injury in amateur and professional kickboxers. Pituitary… CONTINUE READING
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