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Dr. Soren Singel
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Pituitary Adenoma (Overview)

Benign growth on the pituitary gland. Like a cyst...


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What is the length of time for a pituitary adenoma to grow 2 cm?

What is the length of time for a pituitary adenoma to grow 2 cm?

It depends?: There are many kind of adenoma, some are functional and some are not, it is very hard to guess. ...Read more

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Dr. Soren Singel
169 doctors shared insights

Pituitary Adenoma (Overview)

Benign growth on the pituitary gland. Like a cyst...


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I was wondering what are the signs and symptoms of pituitary adenoma?

I was wondering what are the signs and symptoms of pituitary adenoma?

Secreting vs non: This would depend on if the tumor is secreting vs. Non-secreting. If secreting: prolactinoma-infertility and lactation, growth hormone-hypertension, diabetes, acromegaly, acth-excessive cortisol leading to hypertension, weight gain. If non-secreting tumor, there are usually problems from compression of local structures-vision: loss of peripheral vision; hormones: loss of sex hormones. ...Read more

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Originally had pituitary adenoma and now discussing whether the diagnosis should have been lymphocytic hypophysitis because the MRI said hyperplasia?

The slides: Most pathology departments save the slides. They can be reexamined by another pathologist. The original MRI can be reexamined too. Lymphocytic hypophysitis is relatively uncommon. Other autoimmune endocrine syndromes (eg hashimotos, addison's)? ...Read more

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Pituitary adenoma how does it affect muscle in body and what test will they do to find out if muscle is affected and how much?

Homone problem: Sometimes a pituitary adenoma can secreted hormones in abnormal amounts and can affect many different body functions. ...Read more

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What are the tests for pituitary adenoma?

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 some, especially is you have a pituitary adenoma to see if it is secreting hormones at a higher level and that medication therapy may be needed. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a pituitary adenoma at 77 years of age?

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 recommended, but sometimes just observation is the best. ...Read more

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Do you treat any patient diagnosed with nonfunctional pituitary adenoma?

Pituitary adenoma: A non-functioning adenoma is treated based on symptoms, in larger lesion where there is risk of compression of the gland or optic nerve surgery might be indicated. ...Read more

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Dr. Murthy Andavolu
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Adenoma (Definition)

Adenoma is a term for a harmless tumor of gland tissue, including glands found in the intestines, kidney, ...Read more