Management of nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas.

  title={Management of nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas.},
  author={Genevi{\`e}ve Sassolas and Jacqueline Trouillas and C Treluyer and Giles Perrin},
  journal={Acta endocrinologica},
  volume={129 Suppl 1},
Clinically nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas represent one-third of pituitary tumours submitted to surgery. Symptoms consist mainly of visual impairment and there is no evidence of hormonal hypersecretion. Most nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas express genes of glycoprotein hormone subunit(s), and release these hormones in vitro. Thirty per cent of tumours do not synthesize any recognizable pituitary hormones. The first-line treatment is surgery, with the aim of removing as much of the tumour… CONTINUE READING

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