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What does a small pituitary gland mean
A 38-year-old member asked:
probably nothing: Size doesn't matter. What matters is the function of the gland. Who told you it was "small"? Presumably a ct or MRI for some other reason? Check w... Read More
4.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 27-year-old female asked:
I have all the symptoms of cushing's disease, but my mri shows a small pituitary gland. if my pituitary gland is small, why do i have a buffalo hump?
Dr. Clarence Grimanswered
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Small pituitary: F of unknown age asks: I have all the symptoms of Cushing's Disease, but my MRI shows a small pituitary gland. If my pituitary gland is small, why do ... Read More
857 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Look like Cushing's: Cushing's is diagnosed by demonstrating inappropriately elevated cortisol with blood, urine and saliva tests. Although pituitary tumors are the most ... Read More
600 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 33-year-old member asked:
Pituitary "enlarged": You need a ct or MRI to see the pituitary. The pituitary normally enlarges during pregnancy and puberty. Hypothyroidism (high tsh) can make it enlarg... Read More
5.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisheranswered
Dermatology 34 years experience
Hypopituitarism: Hypopituitarism is a condition in which the pituitary gland does not produce one or more of its hormones or not enough of them. This condition may occ... Read More
4.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakaueranswered
Endocrinology 47 years experience
Good question: B"sd prominent sellanot really sure - should ask the neuro radiologist. Flattened pituitary: From endocrine point of view woud proceed with evaluatio... Read More
1.5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 38-year-old member asked:
Can you tell me what you suggest if it's there. does he mean the removal of just the tumor itself or the whole pituitary gland?
Dr. James Goodrichanswered
Neurosurgery 41 years experience
Pituitary tumor: With pituitary tumors it is rare that you have to remove the whole gland. In most cases the tumor is removed leaving the gland intact.
4.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 38-year-old female asked:
Does a homogenous enhancement of the pituitary gland on mri mean lympohocytic hypophysistis or anything else that may be wrong in the pituitary?
Dr. Frank Welteanswered
Radiology 19 years experience
No: The pituitary gland normal homogeneously enhances. The most common tumor of the pituitary (microadenoma or macroadenoma depending on size) shows up as... Read More
3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 56-year-old female asked:
My baby nephew is 1 mo.old & has an underdeveloped pituitary gland.can you(in laymans terms)explain what it means & what may lay ahead caring for him?
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsettanswered
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Several things: An underdeveloped pituitary can be in isolation or in combination w other facial, bony + brain defects as the part of a syndrome. He wiill most likely... Read More
4.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 17-year-old female asked:
On bromocriptine 2.5mg tablets for pituitary gland tumour that is 7mm i have had it for 5 days now what is this tablet meant to be doing to the tumour?
Dr. Eric Keltsanswered
Neurology 27 years experience
Prolactinoma: Presumably the pituitary tumor you are suffering from is a prolactin-secreting tumor, also called a prolactinoma. Bromocryptine acts by binding to do... Read More
3.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 19-year-old female asked:
I got an mri done today of my pituitary gland and they emailed me the results. they said prominent soft tissue within the midline of the nasopharynx most likely reflective of reactive lymphoid tissue. what does this mean?
Dr. Gurmukh Singhanswered
Pathology 51 years experience
There is nothing to worry about. They did not see any cancer. Lymphoid tissue in nasopharynx is normal. Apparently there is no finding about your pitu... Read More
Reviewed Jul 24, 2022
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