Criteria of cure and follow-up of central hyperthyroidism due to thyrotropin-secreting pituitary adenomas.

@article{Losa1996CriteriaOC,
  title={Criteria of cure and follow-up of central hyperthyroidism due to thyrotropin-secreting pituitary adenomas.},
  author={Marco Losa and Massimo Giovanelli and Luca Persani and Pietro Mortini and Giovanni Faglia and Paolo Beck-Peccoz},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={1996},
  volume={81 8},
  pages={3084-90}
}
The recorded number of patients with central hyperthyroidism due to TSH-secreting pituitary adenoma doubled in the last few years after the introduction of ultrasensitive TSH assays in the assessment of thyroid function; however, information about the results and the criteria for cure after pituitary surgery is scanty. Seventeen patients with a TSH-secreting adenoma, diagnosed on the basis of detectable TSH levels in the face of high free thyroid hormone concentrations and pituitary lesion at… CONTINUE READING