Pituitary adenoma

Overview

The pituitary gland is in the skull, below the brain and above the nasal passages. A large tumor can press upon and damage the brain and nerves.

Symptoms

Vision changes or headaches are symptoms. Hormones also can be affected, interfering with menstrual cycles and causing sexual dysfunction.

Treatments

Treatments include surgery, radiation, and medications to block excess hormone production or shrink the tumor.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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