Pituitary tumour
Location: Pituitary gland, underneath the brain
Behaviour: Mostly benign
Diagnostics: Endocrine testing and diagnostic imaging: CT or MRI
Treatment: Surgery, drugs that inhibit adrenal hormone production, or radiotherapy
Prognosis: Depends on the tumour size
There are no pictures available for this tumour type
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Clinical trials
There are currently no clinical trials for this tumour type.