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...Expand abstract
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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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