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Have tumor in pituitary glands. What can be done?

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i have a tumor in my patuitary glade. what can i expect
Posted Tue, 16 Jul 2013 in Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
Answered by Dr. Shehzad Topiwala 29 days later
It appears you mean to ask what to expect if you have a tumor in your 'pituitary gland'. This is a complex condition that is best dealt with by an endocrinologist in person.
It requires comprehensive testing to ensure it is not causing serious problems. There are two aspects. Size and function

The size is best determined by an MRI scan dedicated to the pituitary region of the brain. It is important to assess if it is greater than or less than 1 cm, and if it is compressing surrounding vital structures. It may be necessary to analyze the visual fields to see if there is any vision compromise.

Regarding function, it is important to evaluate if there is any disturbance of the hormone secretion from the pituitary......either an excess or a deficit. This involves blood testing for
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