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What does an enlarged pituitary gland mean?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Pituitary "enlarged"

You need a ct or MRI to see the pituitary.
The pituitary normally enlarges during pregnancy and puberty. Hypothyroidism (high tsh) can make it enlarged. Bad stuff: tumors in the pituitary can develop, and they sometime secrete excess hormones, giving rise to many different disorders. Aneurisms, cysts, other things can happen, but all these are readily seen on mri.

In brief: Pituitary "enlarged"

You need a ct or MRI to see the pituitary.
The pituitary normally enlarges during pregnancy and puberty. Hypothyroidism (high tsh) can make it enlarged. Bad stuff: tumors in the pituitary can develop, and they sometime secrete excess hormones, giving rise to many different disorders. Aneurisms, cysts, other things can happen, but all these are readily seen on mri.
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