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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
- Reproductive Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Physiology (medical)