From Big Medical Encyclopedia

POST-HYPOPHYSECTOMIES SYNDROME (Latin post after + late lat. hypophysis hypophysis + grech, ektome excision, removal; a syndrome) — the symptom complex arising after operational or radio surgical removal of a hypophysis. The item of page is caused by full or almost full loss of hormonal function hypophysis (see) it is also characterized by the phenomena apituitarism (see) or hypopituitarism (see). The item of page includes symptoms of not diabetes mellitus (see. Diabetes not sugar ), a secondary hypocorticoidism (see. Adrenal glands ), hypothyroidism (see), hypogonadism (see), often is followed by a cachexia (see. Pituitary cachexia ). The only way of treatment of P. of page — replacement therapy by the corresponding hormonal drugs.