Journal article

Significant Benefits of AIP Testing and Clinical Screening in Familial Isolated and Young-onset Pituitary Tumors

Pedro Marques, Francisca Caimari, Laura C Hernandez-Ramirez, David Collier, Donato Iacovazzo, Amy Ronaldson, Kesson Magid, Chung Thong Lim, Karen Stals, Sian Ellard, Ashley B Grossman, Marta Korbonits

Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism | ENDOCRINE SOC | Published : 2020

Abstract

CONTEXT: Germline mutations in the aryl hydrocarbon receptor-interacting protein (AIP) gene are responsible for a subset of familial isolated pituitary adenoma (FIPA) cases and sporadic pituitary neuroendocrine tumors (PitNETs). OBJECTIVE: To compare prospectively diagnosed AIP mutation-positive (AIPmut) PitNET patients with clinically presenting patients and to compare the clinical characteristics of AIPmut and AIPneg PitNET patients. DESIGN: 12-year prospective, observational study. PARTICIPANTS & SETTING: We studied probands and family members of FIPA kindreds and sporadic patients with disease onset ≤18 years or macroadenomas with onset ≤30 years (n = 1477). This was a collaborative stud..

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