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The WHO classification further specifies that clinically functioning tumors should be designated by hormone production (eg, gastrin-producing tumor, somatostatin-producing carcinoma).
Tyrrell noted that 7 of these 29 women probably had nonfunctional tumors becasue their serum prolactin levels were less than 200 ng/mL, which suggests that continuous drug therapy was associated with an even higher rate of visual field defects in women with functioning tumors (in 2 of 22) patients.
Functioning tumors are those associated with clinical manifestations of hormone production or secretion of measurable amounts of active hormone; immunohistochemical demonstration of hormone production is not equivalent to clinically apparent functionality.
All functioning tumors of any type, including gastrinomas.