acidophilic pituitary adenoma

acidophilic pituitary adenoma

A now-abandoned term for pituitary tumours which was based on nonspecific—i.e., nonhormonal—staining characteristics (acidophilia, basophilia, chromophobe) and correlates poorly with the pattern of secretion. Acidophilic pituitary tumours most commonly secrete prolactin and less commonly, growth hormone.
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The study entitled "The expression and prognostic significance of EG-VEGF in pituitary adenomas" demonstrated for the first time the correlation between EG-VEGF and EGFR in pituitary adenomas such as the compact acidophilic pituitary adenomas. Based on these results, EG-VEGF expression in compact acidophilic pituitary adenomas was not influenced by the hormonal profile.