ISSN 1470-3947 (print) | ISSN 1479-6848 (online)

Endocrine Abstracts (2017) 50 S4.3 | DOI: 10.1530/endoabs.50.S4.3

Prolactinomas in adolescents

William Drake

St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, UK.

Lactotroph pituitary adenomas (prolactinomas, PRLomas) are the most common form of functioning pituitary tumour. The vast majority can be managed successfully by means of medical (dopamine agonist) therapy; only a small minority require second-line therapy of surgical resection with or without adjunctive radiation. PRLomas occur in adolescent patients, but are unusual. Using a combination of illustrative case presentations and selective reference to informative publications, this talk will explore clinical differences in the assessment and treatment of PRLomas in adolescent patients.

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