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Is a micro adenoma in the pituitary curable?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

Yes: A microadenoma is a growth that is less than 10 mm (<1 cm). This is small and manageable. The management of this tumor depends on what it's doing (overproducing hormones or non-functioning).

Answered 8/23/2017

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Dr. Stanley Schwartz answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

No, but: Often no therapy required just need hormones checked and repeat mri's yearly to make sure it doesn't grow.

Answered 1/6/2014

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Dr. Philip Kern answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

Microadenoma: The MRI is very sensitive, and it can pick up tiny "lumps" in many people. The presence of a tiny adenoma does not necessarily mean there is a problem. If it is making excess hormone (eg. prolactin) then treatment directed at the hormone is important. Theoretically, "big" pituitary tumors were once small, but most micro's don't get much bigger. See your Endocrinologist.

Answered 10/14/2016

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