GEORGE TOLIS, F.R.C.P.(Gr); GILLES BERTRAND, F.R.C.P.(C); STIRLING CARPENTER, F.R.C.P.(C); JOHN MAXWELL McKENZIE, F.R.C.P.(E)
A prolactinoma was removed from a nulliparous woman who had acromegaly, galactorrhea-amenorrhea, elevated serum growth hormone and prolactin, and hypogonadotropinism. Postoperatively galactorrhea decreased and cyclic vaginal bleeding ensued; serum prolactin concentration was normal but growth hormone remained elevated and the acromegalic complex was unchanged, even after subsequently administered bromocriptine. At a second transsphenoidal operation, an adenoma of somatotropes was removed; improvement in symptoms and signs and normalisation of pituitary function, including growth hormone, followed. The possible presence of distinctly separate pituitary adenomas should be considered in patients with galactorrhea associated with acromegaly.
TOLIS G, BERTRAND G, CARPENTER S, McKENZIE JM. Acromegaly and Galactorrhea-Amenorrhea with Two Pituitary Adenomas Secreting Growth Hormone or Prolactin: A Case Report. Ann Intern Med. ;89:345–348. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-89-3-345
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;89(3):345-348.
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