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Pituitary Adenoma

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Mar 3, 2024.

What is a pituitary adenoma?

A pituitary adenoma is a benign (not cancer) tumor found in your pituitary. The pituitary is a small gland in your brain that makes hormones to control other organs and tissues in your body. A pituitary adenoma can put pressure on nearby nerves and brain tissue. A pituitary adenoma can also release high levels of hormones that affect how other organs and tissues work.

What are the signs and symptoms of a pituitary adenoma?

Your signs and symptoms will depend on the size of the tumor and the hormones released. The following are the most common signs and symptoms of a pituitary adenoma:

How is a pituitary adenoma diagnosed?

How is a pituitary adenoma treated?

Treatment options

The following list of medications are in some way related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

When should I contact my healthcare provider?

When should I seek immediate care or call 911?

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