Non-functioning pituitary adenomas.

  title={Non-functioning pituitary adenomas.},
  author={Yona Greenman and Naftali Stern},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical endocrinology & metabolism},
  volume={23 5},
Non-functioning pituitary tumours are mostly of gonadotroph cell origin and are devoid of humoral hypersecretory syndromes. They are usually large at the time of diagnosis, commonly presenting with headaches, visual field defects and hypopituitarism. Trans-sphenoidal surgery remains the treatment of choice for rapid decompression of neighbouring structures, often bringing to normalisation or improvement of visual and pituitary function. The management of patients with postoperative residual… CONTINUE READING

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