Impact of new diagnostic methods on the differential diagnosis and treatment of secondary amenorrhoea.

@article{Shearman1977ImpactON,
  title={Impact of new diagnostic methods on the differential diagnosis and treatment of secondary amenorrhoea.},
  author={Rodney P Shearman and Ian Stewart Fraser},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1977},
  volume={1 8023},
  pages={1195-7}
}
The development of homologous prolactin assays, multiple pituitary stimulation, tomography, and computerised axial tomography permit more detailed investigation of patients with secondary amenorrhoea than was formerly possible. 39% of 90 patients with secondary amenorrhoea had hyperprolactinaemia. 10 patients (11% of total) had pituitary tumours. 8 of these women had galactorrhoea (27% of those with galactorrhoea). For patients with hyperprolactinaemia but no tumour, bromocriptine is the… CONTINUE READING

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