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What is the natural history of nonoperated nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas?

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BACKGROUND: Series of patients systematically investigating the outcome of clinically nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas (NFAs) not treated by surgery or radiotherapy during long follow-up periods are limited. Most reports involve the follow-up of selected cases of incidentally found lesions, rendering their results unreliable on the assessment of the pros and cons of a 'watch and wait' policy. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the outcome of a series of consecutive patients with presumed NFA (microa...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, OCDEM
Collison, K More by this author
Halliday, J More by this author
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Journal:
Clinical endocrinology
Volume:
67
Issue:
6
Pages:
938-943
Publication date:
2007-12-05
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EISSN:
1365-2265
ISSN:
0300-0664
URN:
uuid:6874472c-ccc3-4806-a7e5-c2b70cf6c87b
Source identifiers:
17105
Local pid:
pubs:17105

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