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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015, 3(12), 399-402
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-12-4
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Giant Prolactinoma: Case Report and Review of Literature

Khalid S.Aljabri1, , Samia A. Bokhari1 and Ahmad Akl1

1Department of Endocrinology, King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Pub. Date: November 18, 2015

Cite this paper:
Khalid S.Aljabri, Samia A. Bokhari and Ahmad Akl. Giant Prolactinoma: Case Report and Review of Literature. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015; 3(12):399-402. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-12-4

Abstract

Prolactin (PRL) secreting adenomas are the most common secreting pituitary tumors, accounting for approximately 45% of all pituitary tumours. Giant prolactinomas are a rare subset of macroadenomas, characterized by large size (more than 40 mm in diameter (an arbitrary size), high aggressiveness and massive extrasellar involvement. We describe an unusual giant prolactin producing macroadenoma of pituitary gland in female patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and its response to cabergoline.

Keywords:
giant prolactinoma dopamine agonist

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