Prolactinoma and pregnancy: Medical management of a case with pituitary macroadenoma Prolaktinoma ve gebelik: Medikal olarak tedavi edilen bir hipofiz makroadenomu olgusu

Belen D., ŞİMŞEK S., Gürses L.

Turkiye Klinikleri Journal of Medical Sciences, vol.26, no.1, pp.104-106, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Journal Name: Turkiye Klinikleri Journal of Medical Sciences
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.104-106
  • Keywords: Pregnancy, Prolactinoma, Therapy
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


Current medical therapies have made pregnancy possible for women harboring prolactinomas. The purpose of this report is to present a macroprolactinoma- patient, who responded to medical therapy well and conceived successfully. In a 23-year-old woman, who had macroprolactinoma, tumor was shrunk by dopamine agonist therapy into sellar boundaries in 8 months and she became pregnant. She was followed-up during the gestational period until delivery without any problem. With multi-disciplinary approach and using appropriate medical therapy, pregnancy may be achieved in women harboring macroprolactinomas and they can give birth to healthy babies. Copyright © 2006 by Türkiye Klinikleri.