Hyperprolactinaemia - Historical Eponyms

Historical Eponyms

The following eponyms were established before prolactin levels could be measured reliably in the clinical setting. On occasion, they are still encountered:

  1. Ahumada-DelCastillo Syndrome, which refers to the association of galactorrhoea and amenorrhoea.
  2. Chiari-Frommel Syndrome, which refers to extended postpartum galactorrhoea and amenorrhoea.
  3. Forbes-Albright Syndrome, which refers to galactorrhoea-amenorrhoea associated with a pituitary tumour.

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