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Prolactinoma

Abstract

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NORD is very grateful to Michael O. Thorner, MB BS, DSc, FRCP, MACP, David C. Harrison Medical Teaching Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, for assistance in the preparation of this report.

Synonyms of Prolactinoma

  • amenorrhea-galactorrhea, nonpuerperal
  • Forbes-Albright syndrome
  • galactorrhea-amenorrhea syndrome
  • nonpuerperal galactorrhea

Disorder Subdivisions

  • No subdivisions found.

General Discussion

A prolactinoma is a benign tumor of the pituitary gland (adenoma) that produces an excessive amount of the hormone prolactin. In women, hyperprolactinemia is characterized by irregular menstrual periods (amenorrhea), infertility and production of breast milk in women who are not pregnant (galactorrhea). The most common symptom in men is impotence.

Organizations related to Prolactinoma

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