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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
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For how long does it take for a pituitary adenoma to grow 2 cm?

For how long does it take for a pituitary adenoma to grow 2 cm?

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

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A brain MRI found a 4x6cm lesion in the puitary gland described as a microadenoma. Two weeks later a pituitary MRI shows an 1.06x1.53 cm area of heterogenous gland described as a evolving pituitary adenoma or apoplexy. What is an evolving adenoma?

A brain MRI found a 4x6cm lesion in the puitary gland described as a microadenoma. Two weeks later a pituitary MRI shows an 1.06x1.53 cm  area of heterogenous gland described as a evolving pituitary adenoma or apoplexy. What is an evolving adenoma?

Check your units: Frankly, I think you've got the original set of units wrong. You wrote 4x6 cm. MICROadenoma? Those dimensions are ginormous for something living in the pituitary gland. You mean 4x6 mm which then, GREW to 10.6 x 15.3 mm or what you wrote which is the same thing 1.06 x 1.53 cm. Evolving means it's changing/growing. More questions: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR for appointment ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after surgery to for pituitary adenoma?

What is the recovery time after surgery to for pituitary adenoma?

It depends?: In most cases, no. Patients often report immediate relief from symptoms after transphenoidal hypophysectomy and little pain. Some leave the hospital the same day. This all depend on the surgery, possible complicatios. ...Read more

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My acth level is 1.1 and cortisol is 2.2. My question is, if im sick and tachy, should I be worried? I have a pituitary adenoma.

My acth level is 1.1 and cortisol is 2.2. My question is, if im sick and tachy, should I be worried? I have a pituitary adenoma.

Possible hypopit: If these levels were done in the morning, they appear low. If you have a fairly large pituitary adenoma (over 1 cm), it is possible that it is affecting the ability of your pituitary to make acth and thereby cause adrenal insufficiency. This should be diagnosed by an endocrinologist, by testing other aspects of your pituitary function. ...Read more

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What exactly is a pituitary adenoma?

What exactly is a pituitary adenoma?

A type of tumor: Pituitary adenoma is a benign tumor that arises from the glandular tissue. It can oversecrete hormones normally made in the gland like growth hormone, prolactin etc., . ...Read more

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Could you die from a pituitary adenoma?

Rare from mass...: But can cause lots of hormonal changes which can cause problems. Tumor can cause headache, visual symptoms if sizable enough. Rarely cause bleed in brain. See doc, rx available with curative intent. ...Read more

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What are the tests for pituitary adenoma?

Depends.: A good source to review and which may answer your questions is: http://www.Med.Nyu.Edu/content?Chunkiid=96789 if you have more specific questions after reviewing this website please write back. ...Read more

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Does pituitary adenoma affect the patient mentally?

Possibility : Yes and No. Depend on size, activity, age of patient and many other factors. Direct this question to your doctor, please. ...Read more

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What to do about permanent headaches from pituitary adenoma?

Pituitary adenoma: You must discuss this with both your Endocrinologist and a Neurosurgeon. If the adenoma is present and causing your headache surgery may be needed. If the adenoma is not the cause of the headache a Neurologist or Psychiatrist should be helpful. ...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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I just had pituitary adenoma removed. What would cause hot flushed face?

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 more

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In case of non functional pituitary adenoma, what's its effect on prolactin and gonadal secretion? I read 2 sources saying opposite information?

Non-functional means: Its not producing extra of any of the pituitary hormones, but it can however decrease release of any of them by virtue of pressure of the tumor on the rest of the gland. ...Read more

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Would more that just height growth be seen if I have poss pituitary adenoma? I have no other sumptoms or phys changes. 2 MRIs showed normal pituitary.

Would more that just height growth be seen if I have poss pituitary adenoma? I have no other sumptoms or phys changes. 2 MRIs showed normal pituitary.

Acromegaly: A pituitary adenoma that secretes excess growth hormone does not cause increase in height in an adult who has already completed growth phase (after the growth plates fuse). Instead, growth hormone causes thickening of the bones, which leads to increases in glove and shoe size, and characteristic coarsening of the facial features. A pituitary adenoma that causes this would be visible on MRI ...Read more

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Transsphenoidal surgery or craniotomy for pituitary adenoma?

First Option: Transsphenoidal approach has become the surgery of choice for pituitary adenomas. ...Read more

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Why is pituitary adenoma infratentorial in adult tumors but craniopharyngioma is supratentorial in childhood?

Why is pituitary adenoma infratentorial in adult tumors but craniopharyngioma is supratentorial in childhood?

Sella Turcica: The tentorium cerebelli separates the cerebellum from the cerebrum. Supratentorial means ABOVE the tentorium and Infratentorial means BELOW. The pituitary gland sits in a special area called the hypophyseal fossa or sella turcia which is technically neither. Craniopharyngioma and pituitary adenoma grow SUPRATENTORIALLY in almost all cases, but rarely invade the clivus into the posterior fossa. ...Read more

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