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ea0041gp156 | Pituitary - Clinical | ECE2016

Natural history of a large cohort of pituitary incidentalomas in Italy

Tresoldi Alberto Stefano , Toini Alessandra , Profka Eriselda , Locatelli Marco , Lasio Giovanni Battista , Morenghi Emanuela , Spada Anna , Mantovani Giovanna , Lania Andrea Gerardo

In this observational, retrospective, multicenter study, we analyzed data from 300 patients with pituitary incidentaloma followed in two Italian Hospital Center. We observed a predominance of female patients (65%), with an a mean age at diagnosis of 49 years (higher in men than women, 57 vs 45 years old). The main reason to perform imaging were neurological symptoms not related to the presence of adenomas (56%). Most cases were microadenomas (56%), and macroadenomas were more ...

ea0032p861 | Pituitary – Clinical (<emphasis role="italic">Generously supported by IPSEN</emphasis>) | ECE2013

Incidentally discovered pituitary adenomas: single-center experience on 205 patients

Malchiodi Elena , Ferrante Emanuele , Mantovani Giovanna , Toini Alessandra , Sala Elisa , Verrua Elisa , Giavoli Claudia , Filopanti Marcello , Spada Anna , Beck-Peccoz Paolo

Introduction: Pituitary incidentalomas are lesions discovered on an imaging study performed for an unrelated reason. Their frequency varies among 0.2–38% and it is continuously increasing due to the development of neuroimaging techniques. The aim of the study is to investigate clinical and biochemical characteristics of 205 consecutive patients (70% female, mean age 53.6±18.2 years) with incidental pituitary adenoma (IPA) followed at our center from 1990 to present.<...