What is Prolactinoma, familial?

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What is Prolactinoma, familial?

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• Prolactinoma, familial: A pituitary tumor that secretes prolactin and occurs in a familial pattern of inheritance. The tumor is benign but can cause symptoms due to high prolactin levels or compression of the optic nerve. Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Prolactinoma, familial as a “rare disease”.

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