Transnasal surgery for prolactin-secreting pituitary adenomas in childhood and adolescence.

@article{Abe2002TransnasalSF,
  title={Transnasal surgery for prolactin-secreting pituitary adenomas in childhood and adolescence.},
  author={Takumi Abe and Dieter K. L{\"u}decke},
  journal={Surgical neurology},
  year={2002},
  volume={57 6},
  pages={369-78; discussion 378-9}
}
BACKGROUND Prolactin (PRL)-secreting pituitary adenomas (prolactinomas) are rare in childhood and adolescence; there are only a few published series of patients who were surgically treated. We discuss the gender-dependent differences, and the surgical indications and results for 14 patients with prolactinomas under 18 years of age at surgery. METHODS We reviewed the data for 14 patients (10 girls and 4 boys) treated surgically for prolactinomas between 1980 and 1996. Surgery was chosen… CONTINUE READING