Abstract:Medical management remains the most effective treatment option for prolactinomas. A partial hormonal response to medical management seems to be the most significant predictive factor but adenomas > 20 mm, visual field deficit and invasion of the CS may help predict the need for surgery. We suggest a minimum trial period (at least 8 weeks) of medical treatment prior to the consideration of surgery.
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