JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE, vol.12, no.3, pp.318-320, 2005 (SCI-Expanded)
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.