Pituitary Tumor

A pituitary tumor is a tumor that develops in the pituitary gland. It occurs as an abnormal growth in the pituitary gland that can cause changes in the hormonal levels in the body. The symptoms include headaches, vision problems, tiredness, mood changes, changes in the menstrual cycle, erectile dysfunction, and infertility. It is treated by medication, surgery, and radiation.

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Does pituitary adenoma result in a life-thretening condition?

Query: Hello doctor, I got an MRI done due to severe headaches, and I was diagnosed with pituitary adenoma. So, I consulted a neurosurgeon, who suggested some scans. Everything was normal according to him. He later said that the tumor is tiny almost 1 cm, and he asked me to wait and see. If any problem pe...  Read Full »


Dr. Chandan Mohanty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the tumor is smaller than 1 cm and all your hormonal tests are normal, then serial observation is the preferred treatment. In these cases, no surgery is needed. Mild headaches may not be related to the adenoma. Kindly follow the advice of your treating neurosurgeo...  Read Full »

Can you interpret MRI reports post pituitary macroadenoma surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, This query is regarding my husband's health. Three months back, my husband underwent surgery for pituitary macroadenoma. He was advised Hisone steroid tablet for three months. But he has a headache on and off. He has gained 9 kg in three months, though he eats very little. Yesterday, w...  Read Full »


Dr. Chandan Mohanty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The MRI (attachment removed to protect patient identity) does not show a residual or recurrent tumor as per what you have written as part of the MRI report. Hisone (Hydrocortisone) is a steroid supplement for hormonal imbalance which may occur after pituitary surger...  Read Full »

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