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How are pituitary tumors tested?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Labs

Blood testings can determine if the tumor is increasing or decreasing hormones production/secretion.

In brief: Labs

Blood testings can determine if the tumor is increasing or decreasing hormones production/secretion.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. John Chastain
The mainstay of testing, in addition to blood test for hormone production, is MRI to evaluate for size of tumor, solid vs cystic, invasion of surrounding structures, etc.
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Imaging and hormones

The pituitary controls most of the hormones in the body.
When the pituitary is either too active or not working well, the hormone levels will show a major problem. Then specific imaging can be done to look carefully at the pituitary to look for a region of tumor. These tests should be done under the supervision of an expert in hormones - an endocrinologist.

In brief: Imaging and hormones

The pituitary controls most of the hormones in the body.
When the pituitary is either too active or not working well, the hormone levels will show a major problem. Then specific imaging can be done to look carefully at the pituitary to look for a region of tumor. These tests should be done under the supervision of an expert in hormones - an endocrinologist.
Dr. William Goldie
Dr. William Goldie
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