Janice M. Kerr, Author at Infectious Disease Advisor

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TSH secreting tumors

Are You Sure the Patient Has a TSHoma? Thyrotropin (TSH)-secreting pituitary adenomas (thyrotropinomas/TSHomas) are rare, accounting for only 2% of all secretory pituitary tumors, and <1% of all causes of hyperthyroidism. Thyrotropinomas are usually diagnosed in the fifth-sixth decades of life, and affects males and females equally. Despite the hallmark feature of central hyperthyroidism, thyrotropinomas…

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