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How prevalent are pituitary tumors/diseases?

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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology
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In brief: 1 in 5

Almost 20% may have pituitary tumors but most will remain undetected as they do not cause any symptoms.
Those that grow large enough to cause symptoms due to size or secrete enough of one of many hormones that the pituitary normally secretes may need to be treated with medicines or surgery. Prognosis is generally good. Visit: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001723/.

In brief: 1 in 5

Almost 20% may have pituitary tumors but most will remain undetected as they do not cause any symptoms.
Those that grow large enough to cause symptoms due to size or secrete enough of one of many hormones that the pituitary normally secretes may need to be treated with medicines or surgery. Prognosis is generally good. Visit: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001723/.
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
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In brief: Not uncommon

Pituitary adenomas can display an array of hormonal and proliferative activity.
Once primarily classified according to size (microadenomas, < 1 cm; macroadenomas, > or = 1 cm), these tumors are can also be further classified according to functional status. The current overall estimated prevalence of pituitary adenomas is around 16.7% with the majority of them being of benign nature.

In brief: Not uncommon

Pituitary adenomas can display an array of hormonal and proliferative activity.
Once primarily classified according to size (microadenomas, < 1 cm; macroadenomas, > or = 1 cm), these tumors are can also be further classified according to functional status. The current overall estimated prevalence of pituitary adenomas is around 16.7% with the majority of them being of benign nature.
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