Pituitary Adenomas

After diagnosis of symptomatic adenomas, long-term follow-up of patients is recommended

Jörg Flitsch

2019

Scholarcy highlights

  • Pituitary adenomas are the most frequent tumors of the sellar region
  • Cavernous sinus syndrome with palsy of the third, fourth, or sixth cranial nerve is uncommon in the absence of apoplexy
  • Except for prolactinomas, surgical resection is the first-line treatment for symptomatic adenomas
  • Due to the potential complex character of pituitary adenomas, the patient care may require a multidisciplinary cooperation of family medicine, gynecology, endocrinology, ophthalmology, radiology, radiotherapy, neurology, and neurosurgery
  • After diagnosis of symptomatic adenomas, long-term follow-up of patients is recommended

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