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Article
December 3, 1982

Detection of Pituitary Tumors

Author Affiliations

Fayette County Health Department Lexington, Ky

JAMA. 1982;248(21):2834. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03330210026015
Abstract

To the Editor.—  The article by Swerdloff and Boyers on the evaluation of the male partner of an infertile couple (1982;247:2418) was excellent in both its scope and utility. However, they recommended sellar roentgenograms in the evaluation when testosterone (T), luteinizing hormone (LH), and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels are low. They did not specifically mention the use of computed tomography (CT) in their work-up, despite reports that verified the superiority of CT scans in detecting pituitary tumors.1-4 The widespread availability and reasonable cost of CT scans would seem to make this modality a more reasonable test to order.

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