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Pituitary Tumor

Pituitary Tumor | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

There is no known way to prevent pituitary tumors.

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

Pituitary tumors enlarge at varying rates. Untreated tumors may eventually lead to blindness by damaging the optic nerves. After 75% of normal pituitary cells are destroyed, all pituitary function may eventually be lost.

What are the risks to others?

Pituitary tumors are not contagious, and pose no risk to others.

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Pituitary Tumor: Diagnosis & Tests


Pituitary Tumor: Treatment & Monitoring

Author: James Warson, MD
Reviewer: William M. Boggs, MD
Date Reviewed: 08/13/01

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