The amenorrhoea-galactorrhea syndrome: present diagnostic and therapeutic perspectives.

Recent progress in the field of radioimmunology, especially as regards prolactin (PRL) assay, as well as the use of new drugs have opened new perspectives for a better understanding of the "amenorrhoea-galactorrhea syndrome" both from the diagnostic and therapeutic points of view. This syndrome which formerly was considered infrequent, is now observed more and more often, perhaps as a result of the more widespread use of drugs such as phenothiazines, reserpine derivatives, alpha-methyldopa and tricyclic antidepressants, as well as owing to the large-scale use of estrogens and above all of estrogen-progestogen contraceptives. The problems of etiopathogenesis and management of the amenorrhea-galactorrhea syndrome are complicated by the fact that a variety of factors are responsible, as is shown also by the classical nosographic classification with the Forbes-Albright syndrome in the presence of a pituitary tumour, the Chiari-Frommel syndrome of amenorrhea-galactorrhea following pregnancy, and the Argonz-del Castillo-Ahumada syndrome in the absence of lither pregnancy or tumor.
AuthorsP L Venturini, G L Capitanio, E Boccardo, R Ferraro, P Rossato, L De Cecco
JournalActa Europaea fertilitatis (Acta Eur Fertil) Vol. 6 Issue 4 Pg. 331-8 (Dec 1975) ISSN: 0587-2421 [Print] ITALY
Vernacular TitleLa sindrome amenorrea-galatorrea: prospettive diagnostiche e terapeutiche attuali
PMID1243606 (Publication Type: Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Ergolines
  • Pituitary Hormone Release Inhibiting Hormones
  • Progesterone
  • Estradiol
  • Prolactin
  • Luteinizing Hormone
  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone
  • Adult
  • Amenorrhea (diagnosis, drug therapy, etiology)
  • Ergolines (analogs & derivatives, therapeutic use)
  • Estradiol (analysis)
  • Female
  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone (analysis)
  • Galactorrhea (diagnosis, drug therapy, etiology)
  • Humans
  • Lactation Disorders (diagnosis)
  • Luteinizing Hormone (analysis)
  • Pituitary Hormone Release Inhibiting Hormones (secretion)
  • Pregnancy
  • Progesterone (analysis)
  • Prolactin (analysis, secretion)
  • Radioimmunoassay
  • Syndrome

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