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Sinus Pressure And Pituitary Adenoma
In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more
Safe for someone who has shunt for normal pressure hydrocephalus to get brain MRI for suspected pituitary adenoma? If no, is cat scan used instead?
Check with neurosurg: Check with the neurosurgeon as to the type of shunt in place. With normal pressure hydrocephalus, it is very common that the shunt is a programmable shunt that allows the neurosurgeon to change the amount of drainage with a special magnet. There are some that are MRI resistant and some that aren't(these need reprogramming soon after mri). If it is non-programmable, you don't need to adjust it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In case of non functional pituitary adenoma, what's its effect on prolactin and gonadal secretion? I read 2 sources saying opposite information?
Macroadenoma: If a 2 cm pituitary adenoma is discovered, it is likely that it has been there and growing for years, perhaps 10 yr, but it depends on what kind of tumor, whether it is secreting anything, what symptoms you have. For example, if you are a woman, and the tumor is a prolactinoma, you may be able to date the onset of tumor growth to the cessation of your periods. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pituitary adenoma: Pituitary adenomas a benign tumors that off compress the pituitary gland and cause imbalance of the hormones. After surgery the hormones can be further disrupted from manipulating the gland when removing the tumor. Alternatively, an infection could arise in the surgical operative site. It is important to see your surgeon to determine the cause of the hot flashes and flushing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sinus pain is a symptom in which a person has pain in the sinus spaces of the face. The sinuses are hollow spaces in the facial bones, with the largest spaces in each cheekbone and in the forehead. Sinus infections can cause sinus pressure, sinus pain, headaches, fever, cloudy ...Read more
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