A Case-Based Guide to Clinical Endocrinology (Contemporary by Terry F. Davies

By Terry F. Davies

During this thought-provoking publication, exceptional clinicians offer stimulating guide and insights right into a wide selection of endocrine matters, educating readers smooth administration of the stipulations defined and providing special access into the literature. The textual content displays a lot of the curriculum for scientific endocrine education prompt via the organization of application administrators in scientific Endocrinology. Concise situations are via a number of selection inquiries to increase studying.

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9. Jho HD. Endoscopic pituitary surgery. Pituitary 1999;2:139–154. 10. Cappabianca P, Cavallo LM, de Divitiis E. Endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal surgery. Neurosurgery 2004;55:933–940; discussion 940–941. 11. Molitch ME. Medical treatment of prolactinomas. Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am 1999;28:143–169, vii. 12. Johnston DG, Hall K, Kendall-Taylor P, Patrick D, Watson M, Cook DB. Effect of dopamine agonist withdrawal after long-term therapy in prolactinomas. Studies with high-definition computerized tomography.

What is the most common tumor type in which apoplexy occurs? A. Clinically nonfunctioning tumors B. GH secreting adenomas C. Prolactinomas D. There is no clear preference for one tumor type Answer: D. Although individual case series have reported a predominance of certain tumor types, the findings are not consistent. When taken together, the case series reports do not reveal a clear predominance for one tumor type, but the three tumor types listed are significantly more common than corticotroph adenomas and TSH secreting adenomas.

The left ophthalmoplegia had resolved. Her glucocorticoid dose was reduced to 5 mg of prednisone each morning. 8); prolactin, 112 ng/mL (normal <15, no dilution effect); and IGF-I, 94 ng/mL (normal 87–230). Morning cortisol on days 2 and 3 after surgery were 4 and 5 ␮g/dL, respectively. She developed transient diabetes insipidus postoperatively that resolved within 3 days. She was discharged from the hospital on the fourth hospital day in good condition, with instructions to stop taking the oral contraceptive pill (and use an alternative contraceptive method) and take 4 mg of prednisone daily until her follow-up appointment with the fellow in 6 weeks.

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