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Pituitary tumors

Pituitary tumors

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Published by Futura Pub. Co. in Mount Kisco, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Pituitary gland -- Tumors.,
  • Pituitary hormones.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographies and index.

    Statementedited by William D. Odell and Don H. Nelson.
    ContributionsOdell, William D., 1929-, Nelson, Don Harry, 1925-
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 325 p. :
    Number of Pages325
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21495672M
    ISBN 10087993204X

      Pituitary tumors often go undiagnosed because their symptoms resemble those of so many other more common diseases. Treatment. Generally, treatment depends on the type of tumor, the size of the tumor, whether the tumor has invaded or pressed on surrounding structures, such as the brain and visual pathways, and the individual’s age and overall. About 10% of people will develop a pituitary tumor at some point in their lives, 1 but some pituitary tumors do not cause any symptoms—and many are never even diagnosed. If your doctor suspects a pituitary tumor, he or she will run a few key tests. However, before performing any tests on you, your doctor will mostly likely do a physical exam and obtain your complete health history and a.

    Some patients with large tumors may have acute hemorrhage into the tumor (pituitary apoplexy) causing relatively sudden onset of headache, visual loss, double vision, and/or pituitary failure. Endocrine-inactive adenomas may also be discovered incidentally during an evaluation for another problem, such as a head injury. Pituitary tumours. The pituitary gland makes and releases hormones into the bloodstream. Most pituitary tumours are benign. Benign pituitary gland tumours are also called pituitary adenomas. The pituitary is a small gland that lies in a hollow, just behind the eyes. It controls many body functions by making and releasing hormones into the.

    Pituitary tumors are an abnormal growth of cells in the pituitary gland. In this series of articles, you will learn about the different types of pituitary tumors, and common symptoms seen with these tumors. You will also learn how doctors test for and diagnose pituitary tumors. - Explore pituitary's board "Pituitary Books" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Brain tumor, Tumor, Resource guide pins.


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"This is a monumental book, written by eminent specialists and which describes in detail with many excellent illustrations all types of pituitary tumors. It is a multidisciplinary compilation of the latest data covering the epidemiology, genetics, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and therapy of each kind of known types of pituitary tumors.

Pituitary microsurgery is the cornerstone of treatment, providing a good chance of remission for small tumors, or improvement of symptoms by debulking larger tumors. Somatostatin analogues are recommended as second-line treatment after unsuccessful surgery, in view of their high effectiveness in controlling tumoral hypersecretion and tumor growth.

A pituitary gland tumor is a group of abnormal cells that grows out of control in your pituitary gland. Most of these tumors are not cancerous.

Pituitary cancer is very rare. A tumor is an abnormal growth of cells. Tumors can start nearly anywhere in the body. Tumors that start in the pituitary gland are called pituitary tumors. To understand pituitary tumors, it helps to know about the normal pituitary gland and what it does.

Pituitary cancer (pituitary carcinoma) is rare. Only a few hundred cases of pituitary cancers have ever been recorded in the United States. Most. In an autopsy study of cancer patients, one-half of the pituitary metastases constituted the only metastatic deposit in the CNS. Although any tumor can metastasize to the pituitary gland, carcinomas of the breast and lung account for 50% and 20% of cases respectively, based on a review of cases by McCormick et al.

Comprised of cases presenting diverse clinical scenarios involving pituitary tumors and related conditions, this concise, practical casebook provides clinical endocrinologists with the best real-world.

Pituitary tumors account for 12 percent of all primary brain tumors, making them the third most common primary brain tumor in adults, following meningiomas and the gliomas. Studies of the general population reveal that abnormalities including small tumors and benignFile Size: 1MB.

Pituitary tumors are abnormal growths in the tissue of the pituitary gland, a pea-sized organ located in the center of the brain, between and behind the eyes. The pituitary gland produces and regulates the release of hormones that control growth, sexual development and function, metabolism and the body’s response to stress.

Pituitary tumors are usually found when a person goes to the doctor because of symptoms they're having. But sometimes these tumors don’t cause symptoms, and they're found when doing medical tests done for other health problems.

If there’s a reason to suspect you might have a pituitary tumor, your doctor will use one or more tests to find out.

A pituitary tumor is a growth of abnormal cells in the tissues of the pituitary gland. Pituitary tumors form in the pituitary gland, a pea-sized organ in the center of the brain, just above the back of the nose.

The pituitary gland is sometimes called the "master endocrine gland" because it makes hormones that affect the way many parts of the body work. Pituitary adenomas comprise approximately % of intracranial tumors. Non-functioning pituitary adenomas (NFPAs) are benign adenohypophyseal tumors not associated with clinical evidence of hormonal hypersecretion.

NFPAs comprise different histological subtypes, classified according to their immunostaining to different adenohypophyseal hormones and transcription factors. Pituitary adenomas are tumors that occur in the pituitary ary adenomas are generally divided into three categories dependent upon their biological functioning: benign adenoma, invasive adenoma, and adenomas are benign, approximately 35% are invasive and just % to % are carcinomas.

Pituitary adenomas represent from 10% to 25% of all intracranial neoplasms Specialty: Oncology, endocrinology. The book combines individual chapters on the latest treatments for prolactinoma, acromegaly, Cushing's disease, and nonfunctioning pituitary tumors. There are also discussions of the latest transsphenoidal and endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal surgical techniques, and the latest radiotherapy techniques, including Gamma Knife radiosurgery 5/5(1).

Pituitary tumors, in other words, tumors which arise from the pituitary gland itself, include: pituitary adenoma pituitary microadenoma pituitary macroadenoma pituitary carcinoma pituicytoma pituitary metastases spindle cell oncocytoma (ra.

The Pituitary, Fourth Edition, continues the tradition of a cogent blend of basic science and clinical medicine which has been the successful hallmark of prior editions. This comprehensive text is devoted to the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of pituitary disorders.

The new edition has been extensively revised to reflect new knowledge derived from advances in molecular and cell biology. This book is comprised of cases presenting diverse clinical scenarios involving pituitary tumors and related conditions, providing clinical endocrinologists with the best real-world strategies to properly diagnose and treat the various presentations and symptoms they may encounter in daily practice.

The pituitary, albeit a small gland, is known as the "master gland" of the endocrine system and contributes to a wide spectrum of disorders, diseases, and syndromes.

Since the publication of the second edition of The Pituitary, inthere have been major advances in the molecular biology research of pituitary hormone production and action and there is now a better understanding of the.

A pituitary tumor is an abnormal mass of cells growing on the pituitary gland, which is the master gland that controls hormone production throughout the endocrine system. Learn about the symptoms, signs, treatment, risk factors and prognosis for this disease. Non-functioning pituitary tumors also can interfere with the pituitary gland's normal production of hormones.

Pituitary cancer (carcinoma): In rare cases, the cells in a pituitary tumor can become cancer and metastasize (spread) to other areas of the body. In most cases, pituitary cancers make hormones, usually prolactin and ACTH. The problems caused by pituitary tumors fall into three general categories: 1.

Hypersecretion - too much of any hormone in the body is caused by a functioning pituitary tumor 2. Hormone deficiency- too little of any pituitary hormone can be caused by a large pituitary tumor, which interferes with the pituitary gland’s ability to produce hormones.Senescent pituitary cells are growth-constrained by CDK inhibitors including p21 for somatotroph tumors.

p27 for corticotroph tumors and p15/p for non-functioning adenomas. These CDK inhibitors lead to cell cycle arrest, while maintaining differentiated hormone secretion and preventing the malignant transformation of respective adenoma cell.

Conclusion Pituitary microadenomas are common, not all are of clinical concern. All pituitary tumors require evaluation of hormonal status. Follow up and monitoring will depend on size and other features of tumor. Dopamine agonists are the treatment of choice for most prolactinomas.

Surgical intervention is initial TOC for large tumors and.