Guidelines of the Pituitary Society for the diagnosis and management of prolactinomas


Felipe F. Casanueva, Department of Medicine, Endocrine Division, Santiago de Compostela University, Spain, Tel.: +34 981 572121; Fax: +34 981 572121; E-mail:


In June 2005, an ad hoc Expert Committee formed by the Pituitary Society convened during the 9th International Pituitary Congress in San Diego, California. Members of this committee consisted of invited international experts in the field, and included endocrinologists and neurosurgeons with recognized expertise in the management of prolactinomas. Discussions were held that included all interested participants to the Congress and resulted in formulation of these guidelines, which represent the current recommendations on the diagnosis and management of prolactinomas based upon comprehensive analysis and synthesis of all available data.