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Nonsecreting Adenomas

  • Mark E. Molitch

Abstract

Pituitary adenomas that are not hormone-secreting are probably the most common pituitary tumors and may be present in as much as 10–25% of the population. Although the vast majority of such tumors are completely asymptomatic, some patients with large tumors present with visual-field disturbances, headaches, or hypopituitarism. The introduction of the newer radiographic techniques of tomography of the sella at 1 to 2-mm cuts using hypocycloidal movement has brought forth the information that we may now be able to diagnose nonfunctioning microadenomas in patients.

Keywords

Pituitary Adenoma Pituitary Apoplexy Choroid Plexus Papilloma Suprasellar Extension Pituitary Abscess 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark E. Molitch
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Tufts-New England Medical Center HospitalTufts University School of MedicineBostonUSA

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