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Posted on Mon, 22 Aug 2016
Question: I HAVE A PITUITARY TUMOR A MACRODENOMA. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THERE ARE DISEASES THAT CAN CAUSE THESE TUMORS. MY DOCTOR IS RECOMMENDING YET ANOTHER MRI. I AM ALSO BEING WEENED OF OF HYDROCORTIZONE. I HAVE KNOW ABOUT THIS TUMOR FOR 8 TO 9 YEARS.
I FEEL I MAY HAVE HAD IT ALL MY LIFE. I ALSO SEE AN OPTHAMOLOGIST REGULARLY.
THANK YOU
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Answered by Dr. Kathy Robinson (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
we do not know exact causes

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for your question.
Doctors do not know the causes of most pituitary adenomas.
What we do know is that there seems to be some genetic predisposition to these tumors. They tend to run in some families. In other cases there is no family history so we think these patients may have had some mutation that occurred to cause the adenoma.
Pituitary tumors are also found in people with some genetic syndromes called Multiple Endocrine Neoplasias. These patients will have tumors in multiple hormone glands.
There are no know environmental or life-style related risks for pituitary adenomas.
Please let me know if you have other questions
Dr. Robinson
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Brief Answer: we do not know exact causes Detailed Answer: Hello and thank you for your question. Doctors do not know the causes of most pituitary adenomas. What we do know is that there seems to be some genetic predisposition to these tumors. They tend to run in some families. In other cases there is no family history so we think these patients may have had some mutation that occurred to cause the adenoma. Pituitary tumors are also found in people with some genetic syndromes called Multiple Endocrine Neoplasias. These patients will have tumors in multiple hormone glands. There are no know environmental or life-style related risks for pituitary adenomas. Please let me know if you have other questions Dr. Robinson