Natural history of postoperative nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Chen2012NaturalHO,
  title={Natural history of postoperative nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Yong Chen and Cheng Wang and Zhi Peng Su and Yun Xiang Chen and Lin Cai and Qi Chuan Zhuge and Zhe Bao Wu},
  journal={Neuroendocrinology},
  year={2012},
  volume={96 4},
  pages={333-42}
}
OBJECTIVE Previous studies attempting to define the natural history of postoperative nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas (pNFPAs) were somewhat limited by selection bias and/or small numbers and/or lack of consistency among the study findings. The aim of this study was to scrutinize the literature in order to analyze the natural history of pNFPAs. METHODS Electronic database including MEDLINE, PubMed and Cochrane CENTRAL were searched. The literature relating to the patients with pNFPAs without… CONTINUE READING
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