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, Volume 16, Issue 5, pp 201–207 | Cite as

Pituitary adenomas, some diagnostic and therapeutical aspects

  • A. J. van der Lely
  • W. W. de Herder
  • S. W. J. Lamberts
Pharmacotherapy Evaluations


The treatment of almost all types of pituitary adenomas has changed considerably in recent years. New types of drugs as well as improved application forms of older drug therapies are now becoming more and more available for everyday treatment of patients with these relatively rare diseases. For the most frequently occurring pituitary adenomas the drugs of first choice are described, as well as other available treatments, their indications and efficacies. Also the main side-effects are described.


Adenoma Adverse effects Diagnosis Dopaminergic agents Hormone antagonists Ketoconazole Octreotide Pituitary diseases 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. J. van der Lely
    • 1
  • W. W. de Herder
    • 1
  • S. W. J. Lamberts
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medicine, University Hospital DijkzigtErasmus University RotterdamGD RotterdamThe Netherlands

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