Neurosurgery 2016 Oct;79(4):E527-9
‡Departments of Medicine and Neurological Surgery, OHSU Northwest Pituitary Center, Oregon Health Science University, Portland, Oregon; §Guidelines Department, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Schaumburg, Illinois; ¶Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona; ‖Pituitary Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California; #Department of Neurosurgery, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia; **Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California; ‡‡Department of Neurosurgery, George Washington University, Washington, DC; §§Department of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California; ¶¶Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.
: Nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas (NFPAs) are among the most common pituitary lesions and may present with hypopituitarism and/or hyperprolactinemia.Objective
: To review the existing literature as it pertains to preoperative endocrine assessment in the workup for NFPAs.Methods
: A systematic review methodology was utilized to identify and screen articles assessing the role and results of preoperative laboratory assessment in patients with NFPAs. Read More