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Glioblastoma Multiforme Presenting as Asymptomatic Hyperprolactinemia

Ami Schattner, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1998;158(17):1952. doi:.
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Increased serum prolactin levels have numerous causes, but significant hyperprolactinemia always raises the suspicion of hypothalamic or pituitary disease, especially prolactinoma.1 It is highly unusual, however, for a primary brain tumor to present as isolated hyperprolactinemia.

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Balagura  SFrantz  AGHousepian  EMCarmel  PW The specificity of serum prolactin as a diagnostic indicator of pituitary adenoma. J Neurosurg. 1979;5142- 46

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