Table 1: Laboratory results before and after transsphenoidal pituitary metastases resection.

HormoneNormal limitPreresectionPostresection

Thyroxine0.84–1.68 ng/dL1.00 ng/dL0.65 ng/dL
Thyroid-stimulating hormone0.3–4.0 mIU/L0.016 MCI/mL0.019 MCI/mL
Follicle-stimulating hormone1.6–17.8 mIU/mL2.4 mIU/mL0.8 mIU/mL
Luteinizing hormoneNR 1.8–12.0 mIU/L0.05 mIU/mL<0.1 mIU/mL
Testosterone280–1100 ng/dL<20 ng/dL<20 ng/dL
Adrenocorticotropic hormone9–52 pg/mL (2.0–11.0 pmol/L)6.0 pg/mL<5.0 pg/mL
Morning cortisol>10 mcg/dL<1.0 mcg/dL<1.0 mcg/dL
Prolactin<12.3 ng/mL (<0.55 nmol/L)28.9 ng/mL14.9 ng/mL