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Effects of cabergoline in a pituitary adenoma secreting follicle-stimulating hormone.
  1. G. Leese,
  2. R. Jeffreys,
  3. J. Vora
  1. Department of Medicine, Royal liverpool University Hospital, UK.


    A patient with a pituitary adenoma secreting follicle-stimulating hormone with co-existent primary hyperaldosteronism is described. After his second transsphenoidal surgery, the patient developed a Staphylococcus aureus pituitary abscess. Symptoms improved after abscess drainage. Subsequent cabergoline therapy arrested the deterioration of symptoms. and decreased serum follicle-stimulating hormone concentrations. Cabergoline may be a useful treatment for aggressively growing non-prolactin-secreting pituitary adenomas.

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