Immediate recovery of pituitary function after transsphenoidal resection of pituitary macroadenomas.

@article{Arafah1994ImmediateRO,
  title={Immediate recovery of pituitary function after transsphenoidal resection of pituitary macroadenomas.},
  author={Baha M. Arafah and Sonni H. Kailani and K E Nekl and Ron S Gold and Warren Selman},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={1994},
  volume={79 2},
  pages={348-54}
}
Mild hyperprolactinemia frequently accompanies the hypopituitarism associated with pituitary macroadenomas not secreting PRL. Because of this association, hypopituitarism was postulated to be due to compression of portal vessels. We postulate that resumption of hypothalamic control over pituitary function occurs immediately after adenomectomy. To test this… CONTINUE READING