Evidence-based endocrinology: illustrating its principles in the management of patients with pituitary incidentalomas

I Bancos, N Natt, M H Murad, V M Montori
Best Practice & Research. Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 2012, 26 (1): 9-19
Incidentally discovered pituitary lesions are commonly encountered in the current era of ever-increasing imaging. Individualizing a particular approach implies a thorough analysis of existing evidence and balancing it against different patient expectations. We will illustrate the application of principles of Evidence-Based Medicine to a case of a pituitary incidentaloma by formulating questions that are important to patient care and finding related evidence. Our objective is to reflect the opportunities and the challenges that an evidence-based clinical approach offers to clinicians and patients.

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