Silent pituitary macroadenoma co-secreting growth hormone and thyroid stimulating hormone


Sen O., Ertorer M., Aydin M., Erdogan B., Altinors N., Zorludemir S., ...More

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE, vol.12, no.3, pp.318-320, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jocn.2004.05.011
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.318-320

Abstract

Silent pituitary adenomas are a group of tumors showing heterogenous morphological features with no hormonal function observed clinically. To date no explanation has been provided as to why these tumors remain "silent". We report a case of a silent macroadenoma. with both growth hormone (GH) and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) staining and secretion but with no clinical manifestations, in particular, the absence of features of acromegaly or hyperthyroidism. The relevant literature is reviewed. (c) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.