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Pregnancy in patients with prolactin-producing pituitary tumors.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7398159     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Although pregnancy increases the likelihood that prolactin-producing pituitary tumors will grow, become symptomatic, and need therapy, in selected patients this likeihood is small enough that the presence of the tumor, per se, does not constitute a contraindication to pregnancy. A symptom-free pregnancy is suggested by the presence of a small tumor that is enlarging only very slowly if at all. During pregnancy, expansion of the tumor is associated with symptoms and signs that almost always progress in an orderly fashion and provide adequate warning concerning the enlargement of the tumor. Therapy against the tumor during the pregnancy is effective and does not appear to carry an increased complication rate. Pregnancy in patients with prolactin-producing pituitary tumors should be managed carefully but expectantly.
Authors:
J R Marshall
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0009-9201     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1980 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-10-24     Completed Date:  1980-10-24     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0070014     Medline TA:  Clin Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  453-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adenoma* / complications,  secretion,  therapy
Bromocriptine / therapeutic use
Female
Headache / etiology
Humans
Pituitary Neoplasms* / complications,  secretion,  therapy
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications* / therapy
Prolactin / secretion
Vision Disorders / etiology
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
25614-03-3/Bromocriptine; 9002-62-4/Prolactin

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