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As an ophthalmologist, I discovered many cases of prolactinoma using perimetry during my 35 years of practice.

Many patients had vision problems. Some had galactorrhea, which they had not previously mentioned, while others did not have galactorrhea.

Evaluation by an ophthalmologist should be part of a preliminary examination in any case, as patients are sometimes not yet aware of visual field defects. These usually recede. For forensic reasons, they should also be documented after end of therapy, so that a recurrent pituitary tumor is not later suspected in cases of persistent failure.

DOI: 10.3238/arztebl.2019.0738a

Dr. med. Frank Schmidtborn

Fellbach, Germany

schmidtborn@t-online.de

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Stachs A, Stubert J, Reimer T, Hartmann S: Benign breast disease in women. Dtsch Arztebl Int 2019; 116: 565–74 VOLLTEXT
1.Stachs A, Stubert J, Reimer T, Hartmann S: Benign breast disease in women. Dtsch Arztebl Int 2019; 116: 565–74 VOLLTEXT

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