Anosmia and isolated ACTH deficiency following a road traffic accident. Case report

J Neurosurg. 1990 Sep;73(3):453-4. doi: 10.3171/jns.1990.73.3.0453.


A 42-year-old man suffered a head injury in a road traffic accident and subsequently developed anosmia and isolated adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) deficiency. There was no other evidence of pituitary dysfunction. No previous case of isolated ACTH deficiency following head injury has been reported.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Traffic*
  • Adrenocorticotropic Hormone / deficiency*
  • Adult
  • Craniocerebral Trauma / complications*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Olfaction Disorders / etiology*


  • Adrenocorticotropic Hormone