Medical therapy for gonadotroph and thyrotroph tumors

M. E. Shomali, L. Katznelson

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Abstract

Gonadotroph adenomas, a common type of pituitary tumor, are not associated with syndromes of hormonal hypersecretion and thus present as pituitary macroadenomas with mass effects, or as incidentally discovered pituitary masses. When indicated, primary therapy is neurosurgery, but there may be a limited role for medical therapy in patients with residual disease. Thyrotroph adenomas are rare neoplasms that present with hyperthyroidism and local mass effects. Medical therapy may be effective in controlling tumor growth and in achieving euthyroidism, when surgery or radiation, or both, do not control the tumor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-240
Number of pages18
JournalEndocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

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Thyrotrophs
Gonadotrophs
Tumors
Adenoma
Neurosurgery
Neoplasms
Pituitary Neoplasms
Hyperthyroidism
Surgery
Therapeutics
Radiation
Growth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Biochemistry

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Medical therapy for gonadotroph and thyrotroph tumors. / Shomali, M. E.; Katznelson, L.

In: Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America, Vol. 28, No. 1, 1999, p. 223-240.

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Shomali, M. E. ; Katznelson, L. / Medical therapy for gonadotroph and thyrotroph tumors. In: Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America. 1999 ; Vol. 28, No. 1. pp. 223-240.
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