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          VOLUME 43 / ISSUE 3

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7 - An adolescent prolactinoma presented with menometrorrhagia: Case report

Emrah Can, İlhan Asya Tanju, Selami Süleymanoğlu, Ferhan Karademir, İsmail Göçmen

Prolactinomas are benign pituitary tumors that are frequently seen in females aged 20 to 50 years old. The female-to-male ratio is approximately 10:1. In pediatric-adolescent age group, prolactinomas have a prevalence of 100/million population, and account for less than 2% of all intracranial tumors. The symptoms are abnormal uterine bleeding, pubertal arrest, hypogonadism and galactore. In this case report, a 14 year-old adolescent presenting with irreguler and frequent vaginal hemorrhage (menometrorrhagia) who was diagnosed to have prolactinoma is reported.

Keywords: Adolescent, hypophysis, menometrorrhagia, prolactinom

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