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Causes Of Pituitary Cyst
I have now been diagnosed with a pituitary cyst which has bled. I started taking 75mg aspirin 3 days ago. Could it cause the cyst to bleed? Thanks.
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
Yes if needed: A good pituitary neurosurgeon can probably remove a pituitary cyst through transphenoidal surgery without causing other damage. But is this necessary? Is the cyst really causing a problem? Mri's pick up exquisite detail, and a small pituitary cyst may not be of any concern. Discuss with your endocrinologist. ...Read more
Pituitary cyst: This is endo-nasal surgery and a scope is usually used. Breaking the nasal septum is not part of the procedure. Going through the nose is the shortest distance to the pituitary. ...Read more
Asphyxiation at birth, damaged my pituitary causing panhypopit, five pineal cysts, and chiari 1. Is it possible for my conditions to worsen as i age?
No: Leave it alone unless you're obviously symptomatic and/or the radiologist is concerned. ...Read more
Hi I have a question i had a MRI done and they found a cyst in my pituitary i was wondering how they treat it it is 5mm x 2 in size , ?
Follow with mri: You need to check to make sure this "cyst" is not producing extra hormones. If it's non functioning, which it most likely will be, you will need to follow it serially with MRI and monitor for changes. Autopsy studies have shown that up to 10% of the population could have something in their pituitary and don't know it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rathke's: Rathke's cyst are remnants from embryonic development. Just cysts, typically not a problem; however, if large perhaps can compress the pituitary and lead to some endocrine dysfunction. Check with an endocrinologist to see if this is the case. ...Read more
It depends : It depends on symptoms.Get a more detailed answer ›
Only prolactinomas: A cystic lump seen in the pituitary region on a MRI scan may represent one of several different types of growths: a cystic pituitary adenoma, craniopharyngioma, rathke cleft cyst, or others that are less common. Of these different types of pituitary growths, only a specific type of pituitary adenoma that makes prolactin (i.e. Prolactinoma) responds to medication. The others need surgical therapy. ...Read more
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