Dtsch Arztebl Int 2021 Apr;118(14):237-243
Department of Internal Medicine/Endocrinology, DKD Helios Klinik Wiesbaden Medicover Oldenburg MVZ; Department of Internal Medicine I, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, University Hospital, University of; Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany; Department of Neurosurgery, Johannes Wesling Klinikum Minden; Institute of Neuropathology, UKE Hamburg; Department of Neurosurgery, UKE Hamburg.
Background: The increasing use of cranial tomographic imaging has led to the more frequent discovery of pituitary tumors. In this review, we discuss the clinical symptoms that point toward a pituitary tumor, the required diagnostic studies, the potential need for follow-up studies, and the indications for neurosurgical treatment.
Methods: This review is based on pertinent publications from the years 2005-2020 that were retrieved by a selective search in PubMed, as well as on the current German S2k guideline, which was created with the present authors playing a coordinating role, and on further guidelines from abroad. Read More