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If I had a pituitary adonema would a standard brain MRI with and without contrast show it?

If I had a pituitary adonema would a standard brain MRI with and without contrast show it?

Maybe: Pituitary adenomas MRIs are very specific protocols. If you have a 'macroadenoma' which is larger than the normal gland, a routine MRI protocol would still likely show this. However, 'micoadenomas' can be only a few millimeters in size and a routine brain protocol MRI could miss it bases on scan slice thickness or it may not stand out within the normal tissue. ...Read more

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Had brain MRI no contrast. The tech said she was concerned i had a abnormality on my pituitary gland cause it should up bright white. What does mean?

Had brain MRI no contrast. The tech said she was concerned i had a abnormality on my pituitary gland cause it should up bright white. What does mean?

Pituitary: Follow up with your doctor. Most abnormalities of the pituitary can be treated but don't take what the tech is saying as having meaning beyond the fact that you should follow up with the doctor who ordered it. ...Read more

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I'm 68 year old female. Weight 145,Height 5'7". IGF-1 level 196. Had brain MRI w/contrast. Pituitary normal, no tumor. Is this level too high for me?

I'm 68 year old female. Weight 145,Height 5'7". IGF-1 level 196. Had brain MRI w/contrast. Pituitary normal, no tumor. Is this level too high for me?

IGF: Values of IGF-1 for your age are low 65 ng/ml, median 110 and high 95th percentile is 188. Your level is not that above upper limit of normal. Actually I have a strong interest in Age Management Medicine and would consider this good. However, I do not know if you are symptomatic or not. Hope the data helps! ...Read more

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Abnormal posterior pituitary on brain, should I be concerned?

Abnormal posterior pituitary on brain, should I be concerned?

Post. Pituitary: It produces Oxytocin for uterine contractions & lactation, and Vasopressin for water retention. If the abnormality is a finding on Brain scan, you need to review with your doctor. ...Read more

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Possible reasons for abnormal posterior pituitary on brain?

Possible reasons for abnormal posterior pituitary on brain?

Many considerations: I gather you had an imaging study which showed an abnormality, which could have been a cyst, an adenoma, or any of a variety of changes. This needs to be correlated with your symptoms, and possible hormonal changes. Talk thoroughly with the doctor who ordered the study. ...Read more

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Hi! If you do an MRI of the pituitary can you also see if there would be something wrong in the other parts of the brain?

Hi! If you do an MRI of the pituitary can you also see if there would be something wrong in the other parts of the brain?

It depends: Different parts of the brain can be imaged by MRI. If what was ordered was a limited sequence it might not show the entire cortex through the brainstem - you will need to ask your doctor what was ordered specifically. ...Read more

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Is a pituitary tumor a brain tumor?

Is a pituitary tumor a brain tumor?

Not quite: A pituitary tumor arises from the pituitary gland which is underneath the brain. These may be quite large and cause compression of the brain or the cranial nerves. This would be considered a "brain tumor" in general language. Pituitary tumors should be classified in a category of their own from a technical standpoint. ...Read more

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Is a pituitary MRI different from an MS brain mri?

Is a pituitary MRI different from an MS brain mri?

Merely technical: Looking directly at base of brain and pituitary requires slightly different cuts and angles, as the focus is directed to a small area of brain, but the software and pictures are handled in a similar fashion. In ms, we tend to use specialized approaches, such as flair or double inversion recovery to see the white matter spots better. Not needed for pituitary views, usually. ...Read more

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Had LP & it stated 1 gamma band found consistent with b-cell brain tumor. Not enough for ms. I have pituitary macroadenoma. What does this mean?

Had LP & it stated 1 gamma band found consistent with b-cell brain tumor. Not enough for ms. I have pituitary macroadenoma. What does this mean?

Ask the LP-doctor: The doctor who did the LP had a question in his/her mind, so you need to ask what this means. It does not mean much to me. As long as your brain has been checked with a ct or mri, then this gamma band has no definite meaning that i know of. ...Read more

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If I have a benign brain tumour in the pituitary gland, can it become cancerous?

If I have a benign brain tumour in the pituitary gland, can it become cancerous?

Pituitary adenoma: A benign growth in pituitary is fairly common. If it grows, it could lead to decreased pituitary function. It could also secrete hormones or stimulate other glands. Almost never is there malignant degeneration. ...Read more

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Is a pituitary tumor a type of brain cancer?

Is a pituitary tumor a type of brain cancer?

Most are not.: The most common pituitary tumor is an adenoma, which is a benign tumor and not a cancer. Some rarer types of tumors can be more aggressive. ...Read more

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Can pituitary tumors cause brain fog and cognitive issues?

Can pituitary tumors cause brain fog and cognitive issues?

Do you have one?: Have you been diagnosed with a pituitary tumor? I suppose it's possible for a pituitary tumor to cause those symptoms, e.g. secondary hypothyroidism; but usually there are also physical symptoms. If you mean a BIG GROWING tumor, you shouldn't have that without also developing a bitemporal hemianopsia and walking into doorposts and walls. Why does this in particular worry you? ...Read more

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I was wondering is a brain tumor on the pituitary gland genetic?

I was wondering is a brain tumor on the pituitary gland genetic?

Rarely: Hi. Yes, there are genetic syndromes that cause pituitary tumors (MEN-1 is a famous one), but it's rare. If you have a lot of family members with pituitary tumors, however, all of a sudden it's odds go up! See an experienced endocrinologist! ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is brain tumor on the pituitary gland genetic?

Hoping you can tell me, is brain tumor on the pituitary gland genetic?

Generally not: Isolated pituitary tumors generally are not genetic. These are the majority of the pituitary tumors and include prolactin, growth hormone, and non-secreting pituitary tumors. There are associations with other tumors: the multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome-1 (mens-1) that are believed to be genetic linked. This is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion. ...Read more

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Can MRI of brain see strokes/mini strokes and tumours on pituitary gland?

Yes : If pituitary tumor is suspected a detailed endocrine evaluation is necessary to assess whether it is a functionally secreting tumor. Especially looking for acth secreting tumors given your history there are other types that present with generalized symptoms but a thorough endocrine evaluation should establish this in addition a very refined mri. ...Read more

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