Galactorrhea in an Adolescent Girl

Patricia Ryan-Krause, MS, MSN, RN, CPNP


J Pediatr Health Care. 2009;23(1):54-58. 

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Case Study Questions

  1. What are the differential diagnoses for an adolescent patient presenting with galactorrhea and primary amenorrhea?

  2. What laboratory work/diagnostic imaging would identify the most likely cause of these symptoms, and what additional evaluations would confirm the diagnosis?

  3. What is a prolactinoma?

  4. What are the management plans for this condition, and what is the role of the NP in these plans?


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