Health-Related Quality of Life in Pituitary Diseases

Iris Crespo, Elena Valassi, Alicia Santos, Susan M. Webb

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© 2015 Elsevier Inc. In the last 15 years, worse health-related quality of life (QoL) has been reported in patients with pituitary diseases compared with healthy individuals. Different QoL questionnaires have shown incomplete physical and psychological recovery after therapy. Residual impairments often affect QoL even long-term after successful treatment of pituitary adenomas. In this article, knowledge of factors that affect QoL in pituitary diseases is reviewed. The focus is on 5 pituitary diseases: Cushing syndrome, acromegaly, prolactinomas, nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas, and hypopituitarism.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-170
JournalEndocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2015


  • Acromegaly
  • Cushing syndrome
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Nonfunctioning pituitary adenoma
  • Pituitary diseases
  • Prolactinoma
  • Quality of life


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