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Pituitary adenoma

pituitary adenoma

(Science: radiology) Benign, slow-growing, arises from adenohypophysis (anterior lobe), 5-18% of all intracranial neoplasms plain film (unreliable): enlargement of sella and sloping of the sella floor, erosion of the anterior and posterior clinoid, erosion of the dorsum sellae, calcified in less than10%, may present as a mass in the nasopharynx functioning microadenoma, less than10 mm, 20-30% of pituitary adenomas, types: prolactinoma, corticotrophic adenoma, somatotrophic adenoma, nonfunctioning macroadenoma, more than 10 mm, 70-80% of pituitary adenomas

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Microadenoma hormone imbalances (Cushing's syndrome)

I know the photo is to show pituitary but what's the next explanantion? Pituitary Adenomas Pituitary adenomas cause most cases of Cushing's syndrome. They are benign, or non-cancerous, tumors of the pituitary ...

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by sachin
Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:09 am
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Topic: Microadenoma hormone imbalances (Cushing's syndrome)
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