Pituitary diseases and bone.

  title={Pituitary diseases and bone.},
  author={Gherardo Mazziotti and Silvia Chiavistelli and Andrea Giustina},
  journal={Endocrinology and metabolism clinics of North America},
  volume={44 1},
Pituitary hormones have direct and indirect effects on bone remodeling, and skeletal fragility is a frequent complication of pituitary diseases. Fragility fractures may occur in many patients with prolactinomas, acromegaly, Cushing disease, and hypopituitarism. As in other forms of secondary osteoporosis, pituitary diseases generally affect bone quality more than bone quantity, and fractures may occur even in the presence of normal or low-normal bone mineral density, making difficult the… CONTINUE READING

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