Funding for this research was provided by:
Iran University of Medical Sciences (This work was financially supported by Iran University of Medical Sciences (Grant Number: 96-03-30-28071)
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Received: 16 February 2019
Accepted: 13 June 2019
First Online: 9 July 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The project was ethically approved by the ethics committee of Vice president of research of Iran University of Medical Sciences with ethic committee code: 1396.9413180002.
: All participants were informed prior to surgery and following their informed consent they were included in the study. The signed consent form for each patient is available. The healthy pituitary tissues were collected from Legal Medicine Organization (LMO), Tehran, Iran following the required ethical approval which was needed for the organization.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.