Journal article

Younger age is a risk factor for regrowth and recurrence of nonfunctioning pituitary macroadenomas: Results from a single Australian centre.

Anna K Watts, Abhishek Easwaran, Peter McNeill, Yi Yuen Wang, Warrick J Inder, Carmela Caputo

Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The natural history of nonfunctioning pituitary macroadenomas (NFPMA) after surgical resection is variable, with guidelines unable to define the duration of radiological follow-up. In this first Australian series, we identify risk factors for regrowth/recurrence of NFPMA to assist with guiding recommendations for long-term follow-up. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of all radiotherapy-naïve cases with NFPMA resected between 1995 and 2013. PATIENTS: One hundred and twenty-three cases had both ≥2 postoperative scans and ≥12-month follow-up. MEASUREMENTS: Regrowth was defined as any sustained increase in diameter of residual adenoma or recurrence as any new adenoma occurring post comp..

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