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REVIEW  HOW TO HANDLE PITUITARY DISEASE DURING PREGNANCY 

Minerva Endocrinologica 2018 December;43(4):430-4

DOI: 10.23736/S0391-1977.17.02784-5

Copyright © 2017 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Non-functioning pituitary tumors: any special considerations during pregnancy?

Jörg FLITSCH , Till BURKHARDT

Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany


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New clinical symptoms from pituitary tumors during pregnancy are rare. Either the patient becomes symptomatic from a known lesion prior to conception during pregnancy, or it is a de-novo diagnosis due to acute symptoms. Non-functioning pituitary tumors can be subdivided into non-functioning pituitary adenomas and other pathologies. This review aims at giving a general overview as well as therapeutical considerations, taking into account that no specific recommendations/guidelines are available for this rare clinical problem.


KEY WORDS: Pregnancy - Pituitary neoplasms - Sella turcica

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