Fertility and pregnancy after operation for a prolactirioma

Amanda M. Richards, Ross Bullock, G. M. Teasdale, J. A. Thomson, M. I. Khan

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Abstract

Pituitary exploration was performed in 40 women with hyperprolactinaemic infertility and a prolactinoma was found in 37. After operation 26 (65%) of the 40 patients had a normal serum prolactin concentration; 31 women have so far had 49 pregnancies; in seven of these patients bromocriptine therapy was used after surgery. Eight of the remaining nine women were shown to be ovulating, but four of these subsequently decided not to attempt a pregnancy. The course and outcome of the 49 pregnancies were similar to those in normal women and no visual or endocrine complications occurred. Surgical removal of a prolactinoma often restores fertility, and may secure a safer pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)495-502
Number of pages8
JournalBritish Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Volume93
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Fertility
Prolactinoma
Pregnancy
Bromocriptine
Pregnancy Outcome
Prolactin
Infertility
Serum
Therapeutics

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Richards, A. M., Bullock, R., Teasdale, G. M., Thomson, J. A., & Khan, M. I. (1986). Fertility and pregnancy after operation for a prolactirioma. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 93(5), 495-502.

Fertility and pregnancy after operation for a prolactirioma. / Richards, Amanda M.; Bullock, Ross; Teasdale, G. M.; Thomson, J. A.; Khan, M. I.

In: British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Vol. 93, No. 5, 01.05.1986, p. 495-502.

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Richards, AM, Bullock, R, Teasdale, GM, Thomson, JA & Khan, MI 1986, 'Fertility and pregnancy after operation for a prolactirioma', British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 93, no. 5, pp. 495-502.
Richards AM, Bullock R, Teasdale GM, Thomson JA, Khan MI. Fertility and pregnancy after operation for a prolactirioma. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 1986 May 1;93(5):495-502.
Richards, Amanda M. ; Bullock, Ross ; Teasdale, G. M. ; Thomson, J. A. ; Khan, M. I. / Fertility and pregnancy after operation for a prolactirioma. In: British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 1986 ; Vol. 93, No. 5. pp. 495-502.
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