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Contribute to a UK multicentre survey on non-functioning pituitary microadenomas

21 Apr 2021

Complete this short survey, endorsed by the Society for Endocrinology, on current UK practice on incidentally detected non-functioning pituitary microadenomas to help identify whether management strategies differ significantly amongst clinicians.

The advances and expansion in the availability of radiological investigations have led to an increase in the detection of incidental pituitary lesions. The majority are non-functioning pituitary microadenomas and referrals for their assessment are becoming more frequent in endocrine clinical practice. Evidence-based data on the most optimal initial assessment, as well as on the safe and cost-effective follow-up are scarce and, therefore, extent of investigation, frequency and length of monitoring remain unclear. 

If you would like to take part please complete the survey and return to by 30 June 2021.

The survey is being conducted by:

Dr Ross Hamblin MBChB (Hons), MRCP, Clinical Research Fellow
Dr Athanasios Fountas MSc, Clinical Research Fellow
Dr Niki Karavitaki MSc, PhD, FRCP, Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Endocrinologist


Incidentally detected non-functioning pituitary microadenomas: A UK multicentre audit

They are also conducting a UK multicentre retrospective audit on the outcomes of incidentally found (presumed) non-functioning pituitary microadenomas in the UK. If you would like to take part, please contact Dr Niki Karavitaki (

Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham & Centre for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Birmingham Health Partners, Birmingham, UK