Prolactin-secreting adenomas: the preoperative response to bromocriptine treatment and surgical outcome.

@article{Hubbard1987ProlactinsecretingAT,
  title={Prolactin-secreting adenomas: the preoperative response to bromocriptine treatment and surgical outcome.},
  author={Jane L Hubbard and Bernd Walter Scheithauer and Charles F. Abboud and Edward R. Laws},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1987},
  volume={67 6},
  pages={816-21}
}
Controversy exists regarding the effects of bromocriptine on the success of transsphenoidal surgery for patients with prolactinomas. Various studies on this drug have reported adverse effects, improvement, and no effect upon the subsequent surgical outcome. The authors have retrospectively reviewed the case histories of 55 patients with immunocytochemically confirmed prolactin-secreting pituitary adenomas operated on by a transsphenoidal approach between 1981 and 1985. All patients had received… CONTINUE READING