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What are the major presenting symptoms of pituitary tumor?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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In brief: Visual & endocrine

Any tumor of the pituitary may affect the optic nerve and produces visual disturbances.
The endocrine symptoms depend on the cell type involved and if it makes a hormone. If the tumor does not make hormones it causes deficiency of thyroid, adrenal and gonadal hormones. Excess production of hormone may cause hyperthyroidism and cushing syndrome etc.

In brief: Visual & endocrine

Any tumor of the pituitary may affect the optic nerve and produces visual disturbances.
The endocrine symptoms depend on the cell type involved and if it makes a hormone. If the tumor does not make hormones it causes deficiency of thyroid, adrenal and gonadal hormones. Excess production of hormone may cause hyperthyroidism and cushing syndrome etc.
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