Can pituitary adenoma kill you?

Yes. Hemorrhage or necrosis into the tumor can be fatal. This is usually an indirect effect from hormone deficiency. With hormone replacement fatality is rare.
ADR Oma. Usually consider slow growing and no immediate mortality.

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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...
A tumor. This is located in the pituitary gland. Most of these are benign in nature. They can be associated with hormone over function, under function. Or have no impact on function. Size, appearance and hormone activity help to determine significance and treatment options. Read more...

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...
Some. A sella turcica scan by non-contrast MRI is a good test to find a pituitary adenoma. Some blood tests to check for pituitary hormone levels can tell some, especially is you have a pituitary adenoma to see if it is secreting hormones at a higher level and that medication therapy may be needed. Read more...

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...

Is it true that a pituitary adenoma is an actual tumor?

Adenoma. The word "tumor" means "a lump". A "tumor" is not necessarily a cancer (which is a tumor that spreads). A pituitary adenoma is a tumor, but it is almost never a cancer. Read more...

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...

What can I do about permanent headaches from pituitary adenoma?

Pituitary adenoma. How was it diagnosed and what treatment if any has been done? Are your headaches worse on one side or the other or are the headaches all around your head.? If so, massage at the back of your neck may go a long way to relieving the headaches. You don't need to see a specialist for this - a husband, a child, or a friend can help you. Read more...

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...
Depends on size. Pituitary adenomas are now most commonly done via a transnasal endoscopic approach. The typical tumor that is 1-2cm and round in shape is removed readily. Patients tend to go home within 1-3 days. Cerebrospinal fluid leakage or problems with the hormones may prolong the hospital stay. The size of the tumor/how high it protrudes into the brain may make surgery more difficult and recovery slower. Read more...

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...
Tumor. It may mean it was missed and asymptomatic for 76 years! most adenomas are "micro" and don't secrete anything. They are often incidental findings on MRI called "incidentalomas". See an endocrinologist for more detailed answers. Read more...