Treatment of Pituitary Adenomas

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Patients with pituitary adenomas present with diverse clinical syndromes related to the secretory activity of the tumor and the amount of residual normal pituitary tissue. Thyrotropin-producing pituitary adenomas are rare, but patients with this problem may be difficult to treat. The report by Comi and coworkers1 in this issue of the Journal contains evidence that a somatostatin analogue provides effective medical therapy for this uncommon hormone-producing pituitary adenoma. Several investigators, including those at the National Institutes of Health,2 3 4 have successfully used the long-acting somatostatin analogue SMS 201–995 in the treatment of patients with acromegaly. Comi and colleagues document the value…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-46
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2 1987
Externally publishedYes

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