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Why does pituitary adenoma cause headaches? by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted Fri 19 Oct 2012 10:04pm Pituitary adenoma is a benign tumor of an endocrine gland that is situated underneath the brain. Pituitary gland is connected to the brain and it produces several hormones. The most common type of pituitary tumor is one that secretes prolactin, hormone responsible for breast milk production. Women with this tumor usually have irregular periods an ... Read on »
Pituitary adenomas in 500 words or less by pathologystudent Posted Thu 24 Mar 2011 11:47am Pituitary adenomas are benign, glandular tumors of the pituitary gland. They are pretty common tumors (they account for about 10% of all intracranial neoplasms).  Most are clinically silent for years, until they get big enough to cause endocrine abnormalities or mass effects. Endocrine abnormalities occur when pituitary adenomas secr ... Read on »
Genetics Home Reference: familial isolated pituitary adenoma by nih.gov Posted Wed 21 Aug 2013 1:19pm On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed August 2013 What is familial isolated pituitary adenoma? Familial isolated pituitary adenoma (FIPA) is a ... Read on »
What's an 'atypical pituitary adenoma'? by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Mon 01 Dec 2008 10:13am We recently had a case at our institution of an atypical pituitary adenoma, confirmed by BerndScheithauer at the Mayo Clinic. What is implied by the designation of a pituitary adenoma as being “atypical”? Burger, Scheithauer, and Vogel -- in their textbook Surgical Pathology of the Nervous System and Its Coverings by (4 th Edition, 2002), page 46 ... Read on »
Best Post of December '08: What's an 'atypical pituitary adenoma'? by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Tue 10 Mar 2009 3:12pm Next up in our "Best of the Month" series is December, 2008's pick. This was an easy choice since, because it was the holiday season, there was only one post that month! Here it is: We recently had a case at our institution of an atypical pituitary adenoma, confirmed by BerndScheithauer at the Mayo Clinic. What is implied by the designation of ... Read on »
Cushing's syndrome by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm Cushing's syndrome is a hormonal disorder caused by prolonged exposure of the body's tissues to high levels of the hormone cortisol. Sometimes called "hypercortisolism," it is relatively rare and most commonly affects adults aged 20 to 50. An estimated 10 to 15 of every million people are affected each year. What are the symptoms? S ... Read on »
Acromegaly by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm What is Acromegaly? Acromegaly is a hormonal disorder that results when the pituitary gland produces excess growth hormone (GH). It most commonly affects middle-aged adults and can result in serious illness and premature death. Once recognised, acromegaly is treatable in most patients, but because of its slow and often insidious onse ... Read on »
Dr. Thomasina Bailey reviews pituitary session at recent USCAP meeting by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 14 Mar 2013 3:33pm A guest post from Thomasina Bailey, MD:  I spent Saturday night, March 9,  up late in Baltimore at the AANP session at USCAP .  The talks focused on sellar lesions. The panel consisted of  Drs. Lopez, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters, and Burger.  Dr. Lopez  from UVA gave a really great overview of sellar lesions focusing in on pituitary ade ... Read on »
Temodar for pituitary cancer by Mark Levin Posted Thu 18 Aug 2011 2:37pm Temozolomide, an orally administered alkylating agentmay have  efficacy in the treatment of pituitary adenomas and carcinomas. Temozolomide methylates DNA through methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT), a DNA repair enzyme, removes alkylating adducts induced by temozolomide, counteracting its effects. A recent review noted that there hav ... Read on »
Sharing the Brain Tumors by Olivia Hernandez Patient Expert Posted Thu 28 May 2009 11:46pm I am the only one in my family who is allowed to have a brain tumor. I have 5, that is more than enough for the 4 of us. Over the last 6 months my husband Paul has been having health problems. It started with headaches, lethargy, and swollen lympth nodes behind his ears. It progressed to bouts of depression and problems with his hormones and ... Read on »