Factors predicting relapse of nonfunctioning pituitary macroadenomas after neurosurgery: a study of 142 patients.

@article{Brochier2010FactorsPR,
  title={Factors predicting relapse of nonfunctioning pituitary macroadenomas after neurosurgery: a study of 142 patients.},
  author={Sophie Brochier and Françoise Galland and Mich{\`e}le Kujas and Fabrice Parker and St{\'e}phan Gaillard and Christian Raftopoulos and Jacques Young and Orsalia Alexopoulou and Dominique Maiter and Philippe Chanson},
  journal={European journal of endocrinology},
  year={2010},
  volume={163 2},
  pages={193-200}
}
CONTEXT Adequate postoperative management of nonfunctioning pituitary macroadenomas (NFMAs) remains a challenge for the clinician. OBJECTIVE To identify predictive factors of NFMA relapse after initial surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS This retrospective study included 142 patients operated for an NFMA in two academic centers (CHU Bicêtre in France and UCL St Luc in Belgium). The rate of tumor relapse, defined as recurrence after total surgical resection or regrowth of a surgical remnant, as… CONTINUE READING
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