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Diagnostic and treatment of Pituitary adenoma

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Diagnosis of pituitary adenoma
 from  493
Transsphenoidal resection of pituitary adenoma
 from  8344
Neurological rehabilitation Phase C
 from  540

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the prestigious FOCUS magazine, the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich ranks among the Germany's top medical institutions! Founded in 1834, the hospital combines long traditions and the very latest achievements of modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments, 20 interdiscipli
Diagnosis of pituitary adenoma
1926
Transsphenoidal resection of pituitary adenoma
25869

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Diagnosis of pituitary adenoma
2437
Transsphenoidal resection of pituitary adenoma
34329

University Hospital Freiburg

9.7/10
location_onGermany, Freibung

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Freiburg is famous for its rich history and is one of the oldest and most prestigious medical facilities in Germany (one of the three best medical institutions in the country). The hospital was based on the Faculty of Medicine of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, which celebrated its 550th anniver
Diagnosis of pituitary adenoma
2063
Transsphenoidal resection of pituitary adenoma
25841

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Diagnosis of pituitary adenoma
1795
Transsphenoidal resection of pituitary adenoma
22522

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Diagnosis of pituitary adenoma
1803
Transsphenoidal resection of pituitary adenoma
22563

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Neurosurgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Diagnosis of pituitary adenoma
1954
Transsphenoidal resection of pituitary adenoma
25663

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden is among the top three hospitals in Germany! The hospital is the embodiment of the standards of modern high-quality medicine. Since the hospital positions itself as a maximum care medical facility, it represents all medical fields. The
Diagnosis of pituitary adenoma
2213
Transsphenoidal resection of pituitary adenoma
29589

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery, Spinal Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany! The hospital is one of the leading healthcare facilities in Bavaria and offers top-class medical care distinguished by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medical students. The
Diagnosis of pituitary adenoma
1850
Transsphenoidal resection of pituitary adenoma
24076

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top ten hospitals in Germany! Since its foundation in 1889, the hospital has taken a leading position in the European medical arena and still occupies it until today. A highly competent medical team of more than 11,000 employees takes care
Diagnosis of pituitary adenoma
2273
Transsphenoidal resection of pituitary adenoma
30116

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Diagnosis of pituitary adenoma
1871
Transsphenoidal resection of pituitary adenoma
24160

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all field
Diagnosis of pituitary adenoma
0
Transsphenoidal resection of pituitary adenoma
0

University Hospital Essen

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Essen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine the University Hospital Essen ranks among the top German hospitals! With 27 specialized departments and 24 institutes, the hospital in Germany is a maximum care medical facility. The hospital has 1,300 beds for inpatient treatment. A highly qualified medical team of more than 6,000 e
Diagnosis of pituitary adenoma
1818
Transsphenoidal resection of pituitary adenoma
22971

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
Diagnosis of pituitary adenoma
2018
Transsphenoidal resection of pituitary adenoma
25731

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Neurosurgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Diagnosis of pituitary adenoma
1816
Transsphenoidal resection of pituitary adenoma
23098

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
Diagnosis of pituitary adenoma
1712
Transsphenoidal resection of pituitary adenoma
21489

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Diagnosis of pituitary adenoma
1965
Transsphenoidal resection of pituitary adenoma
25794
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About the disease

A pituitary adenoma is a tumor of the pituitary gland, which is usually benign and noncancerous. Located in the brain just behind the eyes, the pituitary gland is an important part of the endocrine system, and is responsible for producing the hormones in the body. In most cases, a pituitary adenoma will develop in the anterior part of the gland.

The various types of pituitary adenoma are generally categorized as functional and nonfunctional. Functional adenomas may secrete hormones such as the growth hormone, prolactin, for example. Nonfunctional hormones do not secrete any hormones. They are also described as macro and micro adenomas, depending on their size. The larger variety of adenoma can grow more than 1 cm in size. These tumors are considered dangerous, as they can have a detrimental effect on a person’s vision or cause hormone deficiency.

Common in adults, especially among the elderly, a pituitary adenoma only rarely develops in children. Although 20% of adults have a pituitary adenoma, most of them are unaware of its presence. Although these adenomas are usually harmless, they can sometimes cause serious health problems because of their affect on the endocrine system. In extremely rare cases, the pituitary adenoma can become malignant.

The impact of the tumor depends on its size and also on whether or not it causes the pituitary gland to secrete the kind of hormones that have a negative effect on the body. There may be no noticeable symptoms for years. However, if the adenoma is very large or has been developing for a long period of time, symptoms may manifest themselves as follows:

Symptoms

  • Infertility
  • No menstruation in women
  • Low libido
  • Low testosterone levels and impotence in men
  • Increased growth of body hair, in some cases
  • Excessive sweating
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Weight gain/loss
  • Anxiety
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Vision loss

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination, the doctor will ask the patient if they have experienced any of the symptoms, listed above.
  • The doctor will consult the patient’s medical history, to determine whether any other conditions could be causing similar symptoms.
  • An ophthalmologist will check the patient’s sight, to find out whether their eyes have been affected.
  • The patient’s blood, urine and saliva will be tested, to find out if an excess of particular hormones is causing the problems.
  • An MRI or CT scan can be useful in finding out whether or not the patient has a tumor, by creating detailed images of the pituitary gland. 

Treatment

  • A transsphenoidal resection is a surgical procedure whereby the tumor is removed, in order to normalize the function of the pituitary gland. The tumor is removed without entering the brain, which lowers the risk of complications.
  • Certain medications that block the production of excessive hormones may be prescribed, along with radiation therapy, before or after the surgery.
  • If the tumor is large, it will usually need to be operated on. However, if it is relatively small and does not influence the production of hormones, close observation by a doctor may be preferred.

Authors: Dr. Nadezhda Ivanisova, Dr. Sergey Pashchenko




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