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About 25% of patients have cosecretion of other pituitary hormones, usually either PRL or GH. Because of this cosecretion, patients may exhibit galactorrhea and/or the features of acromegaly in addition to hyperthyroidism. Biochemical Diagnosis The characteristic thyroid function tests in these patients are normal or high serum TSH with elevated free T3 and free T4 concentrations. Up to 30% of patients will have TSH values within the normal range. It is important to remember that the differential diagnosis of high circulating thyroid hormones with nonsuppressed TSH includes syndromes of resistance to thyroid hormone as well as interferences in either or both the TSH and thyroid hormone assays.
M. Even though LH and FSH are secreted in a pulsatile fashion in men, levels of these hormones fall within a fairly narrow range. The LH and FSH levels should be interpreted with the clinical findings, simultaneous testosterone level, and possibly semen analysis. In women, marked changes in gonadotropin secretion occur during different phases of the menstrual cycle. Measurement of LH and FSH in a woman who is not taking oral contraceptives and who has regular menstrual cycles is usually not indicated since gonadotropin deficiency is not likely in this clinical setting.
Pathophysiology AVP is produced in the supraoptic and paraventricular nuclei of the hypothalamus. The hormone travels down the pituitary stalk for storage in the posterior pituitary. AVP decreases urine flow by increasing reabsorption of solute free water in the distal and collecting tubules of the kidney. AVP binds to the tubular V2 receptors, leading to production of cyclic adenosine monophosphate, which increases tubular permeability to water by perforating the luminal surface with water channels made of aquaporin-2 [89,90].