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Prolactinoma

Prolactinoma: Introduction

Prolactinoma: A prolactinoma is a benign tumor of the pituitary gland that produces a hormone called prolactin. It is the most common type of pituitary ... more about Prolactinoma.

Prolactinoma: Benign cancer of the pituitary gland producing prolactin. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Prolactinoma is available below.

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A prolactinoma is a benign tumor of the pituitary gland that produces a hormone called prolactin. It is the most common type of pituitary tumor. Symptoms of prolactinoma are caused by too much prolactin in the blood (hyperprolactinemia) or by pressure of the tumor on surrounding tissues.

Prolactin stimulates the breast to produce milk during pregnancy. After delivery of the baby, a mother's prolactin levels fall unless she breast feeds her infant. Each time the baby nurses, prolactin levels rise to maintain milk production. (Source: excerpt from Prolactinoma: NIDDK)

Definitions of Prolactinoma:

A pituitary adenoma which secretes PROLACTIN, leading to HYPERPROLACTINEMIA. Clinical manifestations include AMENORRHEA; GALACTORRHEA; IMPOTENCE; HEADACHE; visual disturbances; and CEREBROSPINAL FLUID RHINORRHEA. - (Source - Diseases Database)

 

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