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Posterior Pituitary Microadenoma

By April 8, 2013 - 7:50pm
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I have a Posterior Pituitary Microadenoma and my endocrinologist say just to repeat the MRI once a year and monitor it and as long as it doesn't grow I don't need to remove it. I am wondering if I should see a neurosurgeon for a consult. I haven't heard much about this type of health issue.

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Hi Lynn Walker,


Welcome to EmpowHER. Pituitary microadenoma treatment options vary based on:


The type of pituitary microadenoma 

The symptoms of its hormone activity

How far the microadenoma has spread into the brain

The patient's age and overall health.


Treatments for a pituitary microadenoma can include:


Drug therapy

Surgery (removing the microadenoma in an operation)

Radiation therapy (using high-dose x-rays to kill microadenoma cells).


I think a neurosurgeon would be the proper doctor that can definitely give you a second opinion, as to what would be best for you.  Since they specialize in any condition affecting the main nervous system such as the brain and spine. 




April 9, 2013 - 3:51am
(reply to Anonymous)

Thank you Daisy.

April 10, 2013 - 3:12pm
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