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Pituitary adenoma in MRI so what is next?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Cushing's disease is treated most often surgically. GH secreting adenoma may also respond to drugs, etc.
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery

In brief: Neurosurgeon

See a neurosurgeon for an evaluation of your pituitary adenoma to discuss options for treatment.
He can decide with you types of surgical intervention or medical therapy which may be used to treat your condition.

In brief: Neurosurgeon

See a neurosurgeon for an evaluation of your pituitary adenoma to discuss options for treatment.
He can decide with you types of surgical intervention or medical therapy which may be used to treat your condition.
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Dr. Larry Armstrong
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