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Endocrinol Diabetes Metab Case Rep. 2013;2013:130016. doi: 10.1530/EDM-13-0016. Epub 2013 Aug 30.

Ectopic prolactin secretion secondary to an ovarian tumour.

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1
University Hospitals of Leicester Leicester UK.
2
Nottingham University Hospital Nottingham UK.

Abstract

Ectopic hormone secretion is a well-recognised phenomenon; however, ectopic prolactin secretion is exceptionally rare. Hoffman and colleagues reported the first ever well-documented case of ectopic prolactin secretion secondary to a gonadoblastoma. We report a lady who presented with galactorrhoea and a large ovarian tumour that was found to secrete high levels of prolactin.

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Aim of this case report is to highlight the occurrence of this condition.Lack of awareness can often lead to a diagnostic conundrum.

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