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Pituitary Incidentalomas

  • Mark E. Molitch
Part of the Endocrine Updates book series (ENDO, volume 7)

Abstract

The routine use of the high resolution methods of imaging of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) for most central nervous system (CNS) diseases has created the dilemma for the clinician of the radiologist being able to detect asymptomatic masses in the pituitary, referred to as “pituitary incidentalomas” (5–7,14,21,38,45,48,60,66). It is the purpose of this chapter to provide information and guidelines for the evaluation of the patient incidentally found to have a mass lesion of the pituitary on a CT or MRI scan that has been performed for some other reason (Figure 1).

Keywords

Pituitary Adenoma Pituitary Gland Pituitary Apoplexy Gonadotroph Adenoma Secreting Adenoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark E. Molitch
    • 1
  1. 1.Northwestern University Medical SchoolChicagoUSA

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