Which hormone deficiencies may occur in prolactinomas?

Updated: Mar 25, 2018
  • Author: Venkatesh Babu Segu, MD, MBBS, DM; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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If the prolactinoma is large enough to compress the surrounding normal hormone-secreting pituitary cells, it may result in deficiencies of 1 or more hormones (eg, thyroid-stimulating hormone [TSH], GH, adrenocorticotropic hormone).


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