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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1991;20(4): 224-229.
A case of Thyrotrophin(TSH)-Secreting Giant Pituitary Adenoma: Biochemical Remission with Surgery.
Jong Hyun Kim, Seung Hoon Lee, Moon Soo Koh, Myung Shik Lee, Jhin Oh Lee, Tae Woong Kang
1Departments of Neurosurgery, Korea Cancer Center Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
2Departments of Internal Medicine, Korea Cancer Center Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
TSH-secreting pituitary adenomas are rare, but have been diagnosed more frequently as radiographic techniques and biochemical assays have improved. These tumors are less easily cured by surgery than are other types of pituitary adenoma because of the large size and invasive features that many attain during the delay to diagnosis. We report a case of TSH-secreting giant pituitary adenoma in which biochemical remission was achieved with surgery.
Key Words: TSH-secreting pituitary adenoma; Biochemical remission
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