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Is a prominent pituitary gland caused due to a tumor?

I just had a follow up with my neurologist after having an mri w/o contrast done of my brain. My chief complaint was having headaches since childhood, occasional dizziness and facial numbness that comes and goes. My symptoms are not severe but the dizziness and numbness were new symptoms so my PCP wanted to r/o any serious causes. However, he said that my mri report said no significant findings other than a “prominent pituitary gland” and didn’t have much to say as to what would cause it, after seeing my concern he offered an mri follow up in 6 months to see if there are any changes. Is it normal to have a “prominent pituitary gland” should I request a second opinion? What are the odds that a tumor or something serious was missed with an mri?
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
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Hello,

A prominent pituitary gland could be related to a tumor, to inflammation or to normal changes due to age (especially in teenagers). I would like to know your age.

Anyway, considering your symptoms and this MRI finding, I would recommend checking pituitary gland hormones (TSH, LH, FSH, GH, ACTH) in order to be sure that there is no hormone imbalance.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist
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Is a prominent pituitary gland caused due to a tumor?

Hello, A prominent pituitary gland could be related to a tumor, to inflammation or to normal changes due to age (especially in teenagers). I would like to know your age. Anyway, considering your symptoms and this MRI finding, I would recommend checking pituitary gland hormones (TSH, LH, FSH, GH, ACTH) in order to be sure that there is no hormone imbalance. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist