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What is the treatment for pituitary adenoma?

What is the treatment for pituitary adenoma?

Depends: Small adenomas not producing any hormones may be watched. Hormone producing adenomas - depending what hormone may be treated with suppressive medication. Some need resection/surgery. Usually managed by neurosurgery, endocrinology as a team. ...Read more

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Dr. Soren Singel
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Pituitary Adenoma (Definition)

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What is the treatment for high prolactin and ACTH but no pituitary tumor?

What is the treatment for high prolactin and ACTH but no pituitary tumor?

Find tumor or medica: Was the non-pituitary source confirmed by a nuclear scan? (More than "just" a CT scan or MRI?) If not, the next step's an Octreotide (OCT) scan. It should locate where prolactin's being made. If the OCT scan's negative, the next step's a FDG-PET scan; if THAT's negative, then chance with Ga-SSTR-PET scan. After finding the tumor, removal can lead to a cure! It's better than bromocriptine for life! ...Read more

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What is the cure for permanent headaches from pituitary adenoma?

What is the cure for permanent headaches from pituitary adenoma?

Surgery: If the pituitary adenoma is actually the cause of the headache (which often occurs in gh-secreting tumors), then surgical removal (by an experienced neurosurgeon) would be reasonable. ...Read more

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Pituitary adenoma in MRI so what is next?

Pituitary adenoma in MRI so what is next?

Endo and NS: An endocrinologist has to determine if the adenoma is functional. If a prolactinoma, even if large, medication is started before considering surgery. Other pituitary hormones have to be assessed as well. Cortisol and thyroid hormone deficiencies have to be replaced before surgery. Hydrocortisone is usually administered prophylactic ally if surgery is necessary. Size and symptoms important also. ...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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What is the difference between an adrenal adenoma and an adrenal myelolipoma?

Different tumor type: An adrenal adenoma is just made up of adrenal cortical cells (the normal cells of the gland). A myelolipoma is composed of mature fat and bone marrow elements (also normal). This tumor has a very specific appearance by imaging -- and is usually not a functional tumor. It does not have to be removed, unless there are symptoms. ...Read more

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What determines the dose of radioactive iodine that one receives for remnant ablation and treatment for papillary thyroid cancer? I received 100millic

What determines the dose of radioactive iodine that one receives for remnant ablation and treatment for papillary thyroid cancer? I received 100millic

Probability to recur: The dose of rai is typically based on the predicted probability of thyroid cancer recurrence. People with stage 1 or 2 disease are typically given lower dosages (30-100 mci). Stage 3 or 4 would receive higher (100-150). Recent studies are looking more at 30 mci to ablate most lower risk patients. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for congenital adrenal hyperplasia?

TREATMENT: Continuous IV infusion of hydrocortisone, maintenance with oral Hydrocortisone and affected females will have surgical reconstruction of the genitals. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the treatment of choice for papillary carcinoma thyroid discovered in a hemi thyroidectomy specimen?

Please help! what is the treatment of choice for papillary carcinoma thyroid discovered in a hemi thyroidectomy specimen?

Options: Typically, if the carcinoma is 1cm or larger, then the other half of the thyroid is removed. If it is smaller than 1cm and unifocal (as opposed to multifocal), then the other side can be observed or removed. However, it really depends on multiple factors that you and your surgeon will have to discuss. ...Read more

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What are the effects of gamma knife radiation to the cavernous sinus cavity & pituitary gland due to an invasive atch secreting tumor?

What are the effects of gamma knife radiation to the cavernous sinus cavity & pituitary gland due to an invasive atch secreting tumor?

Possible scarring: Pituitary adenomas are nearly always benign tumors, but can be quite locally destructive or infiltrative, making them difficult to remove from all of the nooks and crannies of the region. Radiation provides a way of controlling the growth. Cavernous sinus isn't usually affected, although rare thrombosis can be seen. ...Read more

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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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What are the differences between an adrenal adenoma, and an adrenal myelolipoma?

Both are benign: Myelolipoma is a fatty tumor. originates in the fat cell in the adrenal glands. They contain some hematopoietic ( blood forming cells) The adenoma is a benign tumor that originates in the gland portion of the adrenal tissue. The part that secretes hormones such as cortisol and sex hormones. MRI can tell which is which. Both are most commonly incidental findings. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for colloid cyst of thyroid gland?

What is the treatment for colloid cyst of thyroid gland?

Thyroid cyst: If the ultrasound and needle aspiration reveal only a thyroid cyst, it does not require surgery. Cysts can sometimes get bigger or smaller, but as long as it is not so large as to bother you, your endocrinologist can just watch it with a periodic ultrasound. ...Read more

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Which is better: transsphenoidal surgery or craniotomy for pituitary macroadenoma?

Which is better: transsphenoidal surgery or craniotomy for pituitary macroadenoma?

Depends: Transsphenoidal approach has been standard for years as it avoids brain retraction and optic nerve manipulation. In larger tumors with more of a suprasellar location (think in the brain), a craniotomy is occasionally required to reach the whole tumor. ...Read more

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What is a hyperfunctioning adenoma of the adrenal gland?

Secretory: An adrenal adenoma usually does not produce the usual adrenal hormones (corticosteroids or mineralocorticoids) but if does, it is called hyperfunctioning. ...Read more

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I was wondering does the pituitary gland communicate with the adrenal medulla?

I was wondering does the pituitary gland communicate with the adrenal medulla?

No, not directly: Hi. No, no pituitary hormones directly regulate adrenal medullary function, although cortisol does regulate norepinephrine conversion to epinephrine, and pituitary ACTH regulates cortisol, so there is an indirect relationship. Ain't science grand?! ...Read more

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Follicular neoplasm adenoma vs carcinoma of thyroid, if it's a possible cancer, what is the prognosis? And is radioactive iodine effective treatment?

Follicular neoplasm adenoma vs carcinoma of thyroid, if it's a possible cancer, what is the prognosis? And is radioactive iodine effective treatment?

Follicular CA thyroi: 67 F with follicular disease of thyroid. Ask about is it CA, prognosis, RAI RX? ANS: likely cancer but your team knows you best. RAI. not usually used. Likely need surgery. Tend to run in families so get detailed family tree and inform every first degree relative one Dx is clear. Surgery can cure. ...Read more

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What does the pituitary gland normally do, and what are the usual symptoms of pituitary cancer?

What does the pituitary gland normally do, and what are the usual symptoms of pituitary cancer?

Many: Simplistically, the pituitary produces 6 hormones (fsh, lh, gh, tsh, acth, prolactin) which control hormone secretions from your thyroid, testicles or ovaries, adrenal, breast milk. A sign of a large pituitary tumor is loss of peripheral (sideway) vision, that is, when you look straight ahead, you cannot see what on your sides. Pituitary tumors are not cancerous, they are benign. ...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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Dr. Murthy Andavolu
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