Reversible dementia due to macroprolactinoma. Case report

M. H. Brisman, M. R. Fetell, K. D. Post

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Subfrontal tumors are an infrequent cause of dementia. Most of those that do cause dementia are meningiomas, and the symptoms may recede when the tumor is resected. A patient with a huge prolactinoma who came to medical attention because of dementia is described. The tumor shrank dramatically after bromocriptine therapy and the patient's mental status returned to normal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-137
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes


  • bromocriptine
  • prolactinoma
  • reversible dementia


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