Which age groups have the highest prevalence of hyperpituitarism?

Updated: Oct 24, 2016
  • Author: Alicia Diaz-Thomas, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Robert P Hoffman, MD  more...
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In children, ACTH-releasing adenomas are most prevalent in the youngest group and decrease in frequency with advancing age.

The incidence of prolactinomas increases with age; 93% occur in children older than 12 years.

GH-releasing tumors have a fairly even distribution among the various age groups.


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