Pituitary Corticotroph Microadenomas Versus Macroadenomas Causing Cushing's Disease


Aydin K., Dagdelen S., Ozgen B. , Oruckaptan H., Soylemezoglu F., Erbas T.

AUSTRIAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM, cilt.7, sa.3, ss.96-101, 2014 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 7 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Dergi Adı: AUSTRIAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.96-101

Özet

Purpose: Pituitary corticotroph macro-adenomas are accused for a minority of cases of Cushing's disease but their actual prevalance is believed to be underestimated. Further, clinical and biochemical manifestations of corticotroph macroadenomas and microadenomas differ widely and only small numbers of patients have been included for analysis in previous studies. We aimed to analyze and compare the clinical characteristics and biochemical features of patients with corticotroph macroadenomas and microadenomas causing Cushing's disease.