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Nonfunctioning pituitary macroadenoma: a case report from the patient perspective

Overview of attention for article published in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, April 2016
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Title
Nonfunctioning pituitary macroadenoma: a case report from the patient perspective
Published in
Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, April 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12998-016-0093-z
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Authors

Craig A. Bauman, James D. Milligan, Tammy Labreche, John J. Riva

Abstract

Nonfunctioning pituitary macroadenoma (NFPA) is a tumour of the endocrine system that is virtually always benign and can be difficult to detect. This case report is presented from the patient's perspective to highlight experiences that led to the eventual diagnosis of this condition. A 48 year-old male experienced prolonged and unexplained reduced athletic performance worsening over five years. The patient reported decreased libido, which initiated a testosterone blood test. This confirmed reduced testosterone levels and resulted in an endocrinology referral. A subsequent dynamic contrast MRI of the pituitary region revealed a mass. The most frequent symptoms of NFPA are visual field defects, headaches and features of hypopituitarism (includes fatigue, dizziness, dry skin, irregular periods in women and sexual dysfunction in men). Clinicians should consider this differential diagnosis in middle-aged athletes with diminished athletic performance from an unknown cause, test visual fields and inquire if symptoms of headaches or hypopituitarism are present.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 14 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 5 36%
Other 2 14%
Researcher 2 14%
Student > Bachelor 2 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 7%
Other 2 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 6 43%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 29%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 7%
Sports and Recreations 1 7%
Neuroscience 1 7%
Other 1 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 April 2016.
All research outputs
#1,826,071
of 7,551,260 outputs
Outputs from Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
#156
of 253 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#87,702
of 271,785 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
#5
of 8 outputs
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