Hoping you can tell me, is brain tumor on the pituitary gland genetic?

Generally not. Isolated pituitary tumors generally are not genetic. These are the majority of the pituitary tumors and include prolactin, growth hormone, and non-secreting pituitary tumors. There are associations with other tumors: the multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome-1 (mens-1) that are believed to be genetic linked. This is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion.

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I was wondering is a brain tumor on the pituitary gland genetic?

Rarely. Hi. Yes, there are genetic syndromes that cause pituitary tumors (MEN-1 is a famous one), but it's rare. If you have a lot of family members with pituitary tumors, however, all of a sudden it's odds go up! See an experienced endocrinologist! Read more...

I'm w/o a pituitary gland due to brain tumor removal 15 yrs ago. I am on Orthotricyclen lo to have my period. Do I even need to have a period?

Yes and no. While it's not necessary to specifically have periods, it is important to replace female sex hormones that your body would've naturally produced. Not taking birth control pills would effectively send you into a a very very early menopause which has its own long terms risks in someone as young as you. Good luck! Read more...

Can MRI of brain see strokes/mini strokes and tumours on pituitary gland?

Pituitary. This is a very good question. If the radiologist is not aware that the pituitary gland is of concern things in this small gland may be missed. I understand that mris looking for trouble in the pituitary have to be more selective and get more views to rule in or rule out disease. But, if the radiologist knows of the concern then yes these can be seen. Read more...
Yes . If pituitary tumor is suspected a detailed endocrine evaluation is necessary to assess whether it is a functionally secreting tumor. Especially looking for acth secreting tumors given your history there are other types that present with generalized symptoms but a thorough endocrine evaluation should establish this in addition a very refined mri. Read more...
Pituitary gland MRI. An MRI is one of the best diagnostic tests to find strokes and possible tumors of the pituitary gland. Pituitary tumors often have abnormal blood levels of various hormones and this can also be tested. Read more...

Can you tell me how are tumors near and around the pituitary gland removed?

Size. Hi. Depends on tumor size and location. Usually the transspenoidal approach is used. If transsphenoidal approach no doable, craniotomy is done (much more invasive). Read more...

Can you tell me if I had a tumor on my pituitary gland and it shrunk.?

Possibly. The only way to diagnose a tumor on the pituitary gland is to obtain an MRI of the brain. There can also be suggestive signs if certain hormone levels in the body are outside of the normal range. I would advise consultation with your regular doctor to discuss your symptoms and to arrange for a possible mri. Read more...

Can you tell me if it's there. Does he mean the removal of just the tumor itself or the whole pituitary gland?

Please rephrase. Hi. Your question doesn't really make sense. Don't assume we know what you've been diagnosed with. As a pituitary doc (diagnostician, not surgeon), I can tell you we aim only to remove tumors, when indicated, not the whole pituitary gland. Normal human physiology requires pituitary function, and if the whole thing comes out, we need to treat numerous deficiencies. Good luck. Read more...

Can you tell me how tall can you be without any health risks or problems like the tumor in the pituitary gland. What effects height?

Six foot seven. Over the milenia the height of the population is increasing. This growth pattern is defined by Growth Hormone produced by the pituitary gland. During previous wars, the taller persons were usually involved in fighting and the smaller men left at home. Now many men are reaching above 6.5 feet without any signs of functional compromise. We can anticipate eventual heights reaching 7 feet. Read more...