Chiari-Frommel syndrome


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Chi·a·ri-From·mel syn·drome

(kē-ah'rē from'ĕl),
unphysiological lactation and amenorrhea following pregnancy, but not caused by infant's nursing; characterized by hyperprolactinemia and a pituitary adenoma.

Chiari-Frommel syndrome

[kē·är′ēfrom′əl]
Etymology: Johann B. Chiari, German obstetrician, 1817-1854; Richard Frommel, German gynecologist, 1854-1912
a hormonal disorder that occurs after pregnancy in which weaning does not spontaneously end lactation. It is usually the result of a decrease in pituitary gonadotropins and an excess of pituitary prolactin and may be accompanied by amenorrhea. Treatment includes observation, hormonal therapy, and investigation to confirm or rule out pituitary tumor.

Chi·a·ri-From·mel syn·drome

(kē-ahr'ē-from'ĕl sin'drōm)
A condition usually occurring postpartum characterized by amenorrhea, galactorrhea, obesity, and atrophy of the uterus and ovaries.

Chiari,

Johann B., German obstetrician, 1817-1854.
Chiari-Frommel syndrome - unphysiological lactation and amenorrhea following pregnancy, but not caused by infant's nursing. Synonym(s): Frommel-Chiari syndrome
Frommel-Chiari syndrome - Synonym(s): Chiari-Frommel syndrome

Frommel,

Richard, German gynecologist, 1854-1912.
Chiari-Frommel syndrome - see under Chiari, Johann B
Frommel disease - prolonged lactation causing uterine involution.
Frommel operation
Frommel-Chiari syndrome - Synonym(s): Chiari-Frommel syndrome