[Simultaneous defect of visual fields and loss of libido--a coincidence?]

Jenni, S; Seiler, R; Christ, E R; Stettler, C (2006). [Simultaneous defect of visual fields and loss of libido--a coincidence?]. Praxis - schweizerische Rundschau für Medizin, 95(49), pp. 1925-30. Bern: Huber

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We present the case of a 60 year old male patient with incidentally detected visual abnormalities. Detailed personal history revealed a hypogonadism that had been present for several years. Further investigations established the diagnosis of an infiltrative macroadenoma. Medical treatment with cabergoline led to a rapid regression of ophthalmologic symptoms and, subsequently, of tumor size. In male subjects symptoms of hypogonadism are often reported only late in the course of the disease, thereby leading to a generally larger tumor size at the point of diagnosis. In contrast to other pituitary tumors that are mainly treated by surgery, medical treatment with dopamine agonists is the principal therapeutic option in prolactinomas.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Clinical Nutrition
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurosurgery

UniBE Contributor:

Jenni, Stefan; Seiler, Rolf; Christ, Emanuel and Stettler, Christoph

ISSN:

1661-8157

ISBN:

17212311

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

German

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:45

Last Modified:

06 Dec 2013 13:41

PubMed ID:

17212311

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/18834 (FactScience: 1074)

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