What is the role of biopsy in the workup of prolactinomas?

Updated: Mar 25, 2018
  • Author: Venkatesh Babu Segu, MD, MBBS, DM; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Answer

If a pituitary/hypothalamic lesion other than a prolactinoma (such as lymphocytic hypophysitis or a granulomatous condition) is considered, biopsy of the lesion by a neurosurgeon may be indicated.


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