Prolactinoma in children and adolescents.

  title={Prolactinoma in children and adolescents.},
  author={Hugo L. Fideleff and Hugo R Boquete and Martha G Su{\'a}rez and Miriam Azaretzky},
  journal={Hormone research},
  volume={72 4},
The evolution of prolactinomas in children and adolescents continues to be controversial. Girls have more prevalence of microprolactinomas and their signs and symptoms are related to hyperprolactinemia and the resulting hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism. In males, the greater incidence of macroadenomas results in the presence of neuro-ophthalmologic signs. The larger prevalence of macroadenomas in males is consistent with findings in adults and would not be related to a later diagnosis. In… CONTINUE READING