5A61/E23 Hypofunction or certain other specified disorders of pituitary gland



Hypofunction of the pituitary gland can be caused by a number of factors, including physical trauma, tumors, radiation, infiltration of the pituitary gland, or autoimmune disease.


Diagnosis of hypofunction of the pituitary gland is typically based on symptoms and physical examination, as well as laboratory tests such as endocrine tests, imaging studies, and other neurological tests.

Differential diagnosis

Differential diagnosis of hypofunction of the pituitary gland should include other endocrine diseases and disorders, such as hypothyroidism, Addison’s disease, diabetes mellitus, and Cushing’s disease.


Treatment of hypofunction of the pituitary gland will depend on the underlying cause. Treatment may include medications, lifestyle changes, surgery, hormone replacement therapy, and radiation therapy.


The prognosis for hypofunction of the pituitary gland will depend on the underlying cause and the severity of the condition. In general, the prognosis is good with early diagnosis and treatment.

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