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Do the limits of serum prolactin in disconnection hyperprolactinaemia need re-definition? A study of 226 patients with histologically verified non-functioning pituitary macroadenoma.

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BACKGROUND: The differentiation of a pituitary non-functioning macroadenoma from a macroprolactinoma is important for planning appropriate therapy. Serum PRL levels have been suggested as a useful diagnostic indicator. However, values between 2500 and 8000 mU/l are a grey area and are currently associated with diagnostic uncertainty. OBJECTIVE: We wished therefore, to investigate the serum PRL values in a large series of patients presenting with apparently non-functioning pituitary macroaden...

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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, OCDEM
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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
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Journal:
Clinical endocrinology
Volume:
65
Issue:
4
Pages:
524-529
Publication date:
2006-10-05
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EISSN:
1365-2265
ISSN:
0300-0664
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uuid:929a328c-4cab-40a1-86ba-bfb6e4f03c0c
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8588
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pubs:8588

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