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Zondek-Bromberg-Rozin syndrome

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  • Zondek's syndrome

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A syndrome of excessive production of gonadotropic, lactotropic, thyrotropic, and probably insulinotropic hormones.

Description

A syndrome characterized by postpregnancy irregular and excessive uterine bleeding, galactorrhea, and hyperthyroidism, due to pituitary overactivity with of excessive production of gonadotropic, lactotropic, thyrotropic, and probably insulinotropic hormones. In some cases also anaemia, hypoglycaemia, nervous symptoms, weight loss, and secondary sterility. Occur in female patients 20 to 30 years old; not seen in nulliparae.

Bibliography

  • B. Zondek, Y. M. Bromberg, R. Rozin:
    Anterior pituitary hyperhormonotrophic syndrome (excessive uterine bleeding, galactorrhea, hyperthyroidism).
    The Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology of the British Empire, London, 1951, 58: 525-537.

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