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Silent corticotroph adenomas.

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Silent corticotroph pituitary adenomas (SCA) are defined as pituitary adenomas showing positive staining for adrenocorticotrophic hormone in immunohistochemical studies, but not associated with perioperative clinical or laboratory features of hypercortisolaemia. They account for 1.1-6% of surgically removed pituitary adenomas. Currently, two distinct pathologic subtypes of SCA are recognised. Their pathogenesis remains unclear. They present with local mass effects (headache, visual deteriorat...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, OCDEM
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
Journal:
Arquivos brasileiros de endocrinologia e metabologia
Volume:
51
Issue:
8
Pages:
1314-1318
Publication date:
2007-11-05
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EISSN:
1677-9487
ISSN:
0004-2730
URN:
uuid:93c846fb-b38c-422a-a7c0-0301f988c061
Source identifiers:
83
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pubs:83

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