Pituitary tumors: Diagnosis, management, and implications for reproduction

Victor E. Beshay, Joseph E. Beshay, Lisa M. Halvorson

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Pituitary tumors are the most common intracranial neoplasms. They are commonly encountered by the gynecologist during an evaluation for galactorrhea, menstrual disturbances, or infertility. Although the majority of these tumors are benign, their impact on the endocrine and nervous system can be striking. The availability of neuroimaging techniques has allowed for more rapid diagnosis, affording earlier treatment. This review is intended to describe the common pituitary tumors seen by the gynecologist, and their impact on reproduction and fertility in the female patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)388-401
Number of pages14
JournalSeminars in reproductive medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2007


  • Adenoma
  • Pituitary
  • Prolactinoma
  • Reproduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Physiology (medical)


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