Romanian Journal of Oral Rehabilitation Numarul 4 DIABETES INSIPIDUS FOLLOWING CRANIO-FACIAL TRAUMA: REVIEW

DIABETES INSIPIDUS FOLLOWING CRANIO-FACIAL TRAUMA: REVIEW

Otilia Boișteanu, Andrei Ionuț Cucu, Liviu Vlad Hârtie, Anton Nicoleta, Florin Sava, Andrei Nicolau, Cristina Ungureanu, Victor-Vlad Costan

Abstract:

Post-traumatic diabetes insipidus (PTDI) is now well recognized after head trauma, and although rare, it can have severe consequences. Although PTDI occurs especially in traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), a number of cases have been reported in literature in which it can also occur in craniofacial trauma or mild TBIs. Accurate evaluation and long-term follow-up of all cranio-facial injuries are necessary to detect the occurrence of PTDI. Furthermore, future research should focus more on clinical and experimental studies to elucidate the exact mechanisms involved in post-traumatic pituitary damage, particularly in the onset of PTDI.

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