Prolactinoma physical examination

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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

Patients with prolactinoma generally appear healthy. The most common physical examination finding of prolactinoma is visual field defects (bitemporal hemianopsia).

Physical Examination

General Appearance

Eye

Depending on the size of the tumor, the ocular findings include:

Neurologic

Small number of patients may present with following neurological findings: [1]

References

  1. Liu JK, Couldwell WT (2004). "Contemporary management of prolactinomas". Neurosurg Focus. 16 (4): E2. PMID 15191331.


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