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Table 3 Frequency of pituitary hormone deficiency in the postoperative period by disease subtype

From: Clinical experiences and success rates of acromegaly treatment: the single center results of 62 patients

Deficient hormones Microadenomas (n) Macroadenomas (n)
TSH   8
ACTH 2  
TSH + ACTH   6
FSH + LH   3
TSH + ACTH + FSH + LH   6
TSH + FSH + LH 1 2
ADH 1  
Total* 4 25
  1. *Transsphenoidal: Anterior pituitary hormone deficiency in 10 patients, and DI in one patient.
  2. TSH deficiency in one patient who underwent transcranial surgery after transsphenoidal surgery.
  3. Transcranial: Anterior pituitary hormone deficiency in 17 patients.