Spontaneous reduction in size of prolactin-producing adenoma after delivery

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  • 1 Department of Neurosurgery, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
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✓ The authors describe the case of a pregnant woman with a large prolactin-producing pituitary adenoma that regressed after delivery. The patient's neurological signs and symptoms spontaneously disappeared soon after delivery without treatment. Reduction in tumor size was confirmed on computerized tomography scans. It is hypothesized that the growth rate of a prolactinoma may be accelerated by estrogen.

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