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Case Reports in Endocrinology
Volume 2016, Article ID 6312621, 3 pages
Case Report

Prolactinoma: A Massive Effect on Bone Mineral Density in a Young Patient

Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, 900 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, East Providence, RI 02914, USA

Received 4 April 2016; Revised 12 June 2016; Accepted 21 June 2016

Academic Editor: Hidetoshi Ikeda

Copyright © 2016 Scott Sperling and Harikrashna Bhatt. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This case highlights a prolactinoma in a young male, and its impact on bone health. Osteoporosis has been noted to be an issue in postmenopausal women with prolactinomas. This case shows a similar impact on bone health in a young male resulting in low bone mineral density for age based on -score. This case report highlights the possible mechanisms for the bone loss in the setting of prolactinoma and the need for assessing bone health in such patients. Furthermore it highlights the need for a thorough evaluation in such patients.