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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is pituitary adenoma?

Pituitary adenoma is a non-cancerous growth from the pituitary gland (a small, hormone producing gland in the brain). These are usually slow-growing and don't initially cause symptoms. However, they can grow large enough to press on nearby structures, causing symptoms.

Symptoms of pituitary adenoma

  • Double vision

  • Dizziness

  • Poor peripheral vision

  • Fatigue

  • Frequent urination

  • Headache

  • Blind spots or blind areas in vision

  • Difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection

Questions your doctor may ask to check for pituitary adenoma

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose pituitary adenoma

  • Do you have double vision?

  • Are you feeling dizzy right now?

  • Do you feel that people or cars suddenly appear in your field of vision?

  • Do you feel fatigued?

  • Have you been passing urine more often?

Treatment for pituitary adenoma

Treatment involves medications shrink the tumour as well as potentially surgery and radiation to remove or shrink the tumor.

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References

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    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10014-018-0314-3

  • Iglesias P, Rodríguez Berrocal V, Díez JJ. Giant pituitary adenoma: histological types, clinical features and therapeutic approaches. Endocrine. 2018 Sep;61(3):407-421. doi: 10.1007/s12020-018-1645-x. Epub 2018 Jun 16. PMID: 29909598.

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12020-018-1645-x

  • Lake MG, Krook LS, Cruz SV. Pituitary adenomas: an overview. Am Fam Physician. 2013 Sep 1;88(5):319-27. PMID: 24010395.

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  • Chiloiro S, De Marinis L. From Pituitary Adenoma to Pituitary Neuroendocrine Tumors: How Molecular Pathways may Impact the Therapeutic Management? Endocr Metab Immune Disord Drug Targets. 2021;21(10):1744-1759. doi: 10.2174/1871530321666210226152901. PMID: 34425741.

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