Have enlarged pituitary& macroadenoma, labs normal but hypothyroid. Lower edema, facial hair, vertigo, hot cold int, emotional outburst. Not on optic nerve yet. Neurosurgeon said it's fine to leave alone?
Pituitary size. A tumor which is not secreting increased hormones doesn't need to be removed unless optic nerve compression is identified. Removal will most likely lower other hormone levels and the need for steroid as well as female hormone replacement may be needed. A syndrome of increased pituitary size in association with hypothyroidism is also known. Thyroid replacement may shrink the pituitary size.
Yes. If its not causing compression or erosion , it can be watched . Can treat hormones with medicines .