Patient case study: Hypopituitarism as a consequence of brain surgery

This case study module, led by Michael Buchfelder, follows an adult who has developed GHD after undergoing pituitary surgery, and shares best practice on monitoring and managing these patients.

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In support of improving patient care, this activity is accredited by HMP Education for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for the completion of 3 case studies. Should you wish to claim credits for this activity, please select “yes” in the question below and download your certificate. Should you simply wish to provide us with valuable feedback, please select “no” in the question below and submit your feedback.

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Faculty Member

Michael Buchfelder

Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery, University of Erlangen-Nuremburg, Germany

Previously Professor and Chairman at the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Gottingen, Germany

Following medical studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians –University in Munich, he received almost all of his neurological training with Professor Rudolf Fahlbusch, with whom he shared a very close long-term cooperation. Prof. Buchfelder enjoys membership of several scientific organisations, such as the German society of Neurosurgery, the German society of skull base surgery, the European Neuroendocrine Association, the US Endocrine Society, as well as the American Association and Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He has a strong dedication and interest in Neuroendocrinology. He served as Congress President of the Annual Meeting of the German Society of Endocrinology in 2007. He is a member of the editorial boards of Central European Neurosurgery, Acta Endocinologica, the journal of the Endocrine Society and as an Editor of Neurosurgical Reviews. He enjoys honorary membership of several National and International scientific organisations and societies.

Prof. Buchfelder’s areas of research include the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of pituitary and hypothalamic tumours and hormonal disturbances associated with cerebral lesions. He is also particularly interested in imaging of pituitary lesions and performed the central reading of MR images within AcroStudy and Seismic.


Prof Buchfelder has lectured for Pfizer and discloses he is currently involved in a study with Crinetics.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by HMP Education and Springer Healthcare IME. HMP Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

HMP Education designates AMA PRA Category Credit(s)™ for the following activities:


Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Planning committee

In addition to the speaker faculty, HMP Education and Springer Healthcare IME planners and staff include Randy Robin, Rachel Goddard & Alba Ruzafa. 

Randy Robbin, Rachel Goddard and Alba Ruzafa have no financial relationships to disclose.