The treatment of a thyrotropin-secreting pituitary macroadenoma with octreotide in twin pregnancy

G Blackhurst, M W Strachan, D Collie, A Gregor, P F X Statham, J E R Seckl

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TSH-secreting pituitary tumours are rare but difficult to treat due to a combination of refractory hyperthyroidism and low surgical cure rates. We describe the case of a 21-year-old woman who, despite twin pregnancy, became euthyroid and had dramatic tumour shrinkage on octreotide treatment. To our knowledge, this is the first description of the use of octreotide for a TSH-secreting pituitary adenoma throughout pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-404
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Endocrinology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2002

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