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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1];Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Anmol Pitliya, M.B.B.S. M.D.[2], Faizan Sheraz, M.D. [3]

Overview

There are no established causes of prolactinoma. Most cases of prolactinoma are sporadic. Prolactinoma may occur in approximately 30% of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 patients. It may also occur with Carney complex or McCune-Albright syndrome.

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References

  1. Ciccarelli A, Daly AF, Beckers A (2005). "The epidemiology of prolactinomas". Pituitary. 8 (1): 3–6. doi:10.1007/s11102-005-5079-0. PMID 16411062.
  2. Karhu A, Aaltonen LA (2007). "Susceptibility to pituitary neoplasia related to MEN-1, CDKN1B and AIP mutations: an update". Hum Mol Genet. 16 Spec No 1: R73–9. doi:10.1093/hmg/ddm036. PMID 17613551.


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