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what the icd for pituitary adenoma

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Gururangan
40 years experience Hematology and Oncology
A type of tumor: Pituitary adenoma is a benign tumor that arises from the glandular tissue. It can oversecrete hormones normally made in the gland like growth hormone, ... Read More
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Dr. William A Biermann
46 years experience Medical Oncology
A tumor: This is located in the pituitary gland. Most of these are benign in nature. They can be associated with hormone over function, under function. Or have ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
33 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends.: A good source to review and which may answer your questions is: http://www.Med.Nyu.Edu/content?Chunkiid=96789 if you have more specific questio ... Read More
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Dr. Clarence Lyons
20 years experience Family Medicine
Some: A sella turcica scan by non-contrast MRI is a good test to find a pituitary adenoma. Some blood tests to check for pituitary hormone levels can tell ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
ADR Oma: Usually consider slow growing and no immediate mortality.
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Dr. Soren Singel
29 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Hemorrhage or necrosis into the tumor can be fatal. This is usually an indirect effect from hormone deficiency. With hormone replacement fatality is r ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: They are not caused by stress. They are benign tumors of unknown cause.
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Dr. Yelena Kipervas
23 years experience Family Medicine
Possibility : Yes and No. Depend on size, activity, age of patient and many other factors. Direct this question to your doctor, please.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
Adenoma: The word "tumor" means "a lump". A "tumor" is not necessarily a cancer (which is a tumor that spreads). A pituitary adenoma is a tumor, but it is al ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Pituitary adenoma: You must discuss this with both your Endocrinologist and a Neurosurgeon. If the adenoma is present and causing your headache surgery may be needed. I ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Pituitary adenoma: How was it diagnosed and what treatment if any has been done? Are your headaches worse on one side or the other or are the headaches all around your h ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Back
37 years experience Medical Oncology
Prob no special risk: Pituitary adenomas can occur at any age. Most are benign. Some do make hormones that can be detected in the blood. For some, surgery or radiation are ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Secreting vs non: This would depend on if the tumor is secreting vs. Non-secreting. If secreting: prolactinoma-infertility and lactation, growth hormone-hypertension, d ... Read More
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