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March 1980

Prolactin-Secreting Pituitary Tumor Associated With von Recklinghausen's Disease

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Endocrinology and Bone and Mineral Metabolism, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, and the Jewish Hospital of St Louis.

Arch Intern Med. 1980;140(3):397-399. doi:10.1001/archinte.1980.00330150111026

• A prolactin-secreting pituitary tumor, manifesting as galactorrhea and amenorrhea, was detected in association with multiple neurofibromatosis (von Recklinghausen's disease) in a young woman. The patient showed an excellent symptomatic response to bromocriptine mesylate treatment. To our knowledge, this association has never before been reported and may represent a new endocrine tumor association.

(Arch Intern Med 140:397-399, 1980)