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What are some treatments for pituitary adenomas?

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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Depends on type

Small non-functioning ones require no treatment, just regular follow-up.
Prolactin-producing ones need medical treatment. Ones that produce other hormones generally need surgery. Large non-functioning ones that impair vision need surgery too. Sometimes after surgery radiation is needed, too.

In brief: Depends on type

Small non-functioning ones require no treatment, just regular follow-up.
Prolactin-producing ones need medical treatment. Ones that produce other hormones generally need surgery. Large non-functioning ones that impair vision need surgery too. Sometimes after surgery radiation is needed, too.
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Dr. Leila Wing
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Depends on cause

Different types of pituitary tumors have different treatments.
Prolactin producing pituitary adenomas can be first treated with medications and then surgery could be considered. Depending on the type of pituitary tumor, sometimes surgery or radiation therapy is given. See an endocrinologist for further evaluation.

In brief: Depends on cause

Different types of pituitary tumors have different treatments.
Prolactin producing pituitary adenomas can be first treated with medications and then surgery could be considered. Depending on the type of pituitary tumor, sometimes surgery or radiation therapy is given. See an endocrinologist for further evaluation.
Dr. Leila Wing
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