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What is the definition of Pituitary Tumor?
Pituitary tumors are noncancerous growths that occur in the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is located in the brain behind the nose. There are several types of pituitary tumors. Some pituitary tumors affect the levels of hormones that control different functions of the body, causing hormone levels that are too high or too low.
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What are the symptoms of Pituitary Tumor?
Symptoms of pituitary tumors depend on the type. Some pituitary tumors do not cause any symptoms. Other pituitary tumors may make hormones that cause symptoms to occur. Some pituitary tumors may also cause pressure on nearby structures, such as the optic nerves. Symptoms of pituitary tumors can include vision problems, headache, nausea and vomiting, weight loss or weight gain, increased urine production, weakness, coldness, menstrual problems, sexual dysfunction, fat accumulation around the midsection and upper back, a round face, loss of muscle strength, thinning of arms and legs, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, acne, bruising, stretch marks, anxiety, irritability, depression, enlarged hands and feet, facial bone abnormalities, joint pain, heart problems, misaligned teeth, excessive body hair, abnormally fast growth in children, breast growth in men, frequent bowel movements, excessive sweating, rapid heartbeat, and sleep apnea.
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What are the current treatments for Pituitary Tumor?
Treatment for pituitary tumors depends on the type. Treatment for pituitary tumors may include watchful waiting; surgery; radiation therapy; medications, such as cabergoline, bromocriptine, ketoconazole, mitotane, metyrapone, osilodrostat, mifepristone, pasireotide, octreotide, lanreotide, pegvisomant, and hormone replacement therapies.
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What are the latest Pituitary Tumor Clinical Trials?
Clinical Investigation to Evaluate the CONVIVO System for Discrimination of Normal From Abnormal Tissue During Brain Tumor Resection

Summary: The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the diagnostic performance of the CONVIVO confocal endomicroscope in discriminating between normal and abnormal tissue in vivo during brain tumor surgery. The interpretation of intraoperative images obtained in situ will be tested against conventional histologic evaluation of targeted biopsies from imaged tissue. The study team hypothesize that th...

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KRANIOPHARYNGEOM Registry 2019 Multicenter Registry for Patients With Childhood-onset Craniopharyngioma, Xanthogranuloma, Cysts of Rathke's Pouch, Meningioma, Pituitary Adenoma, Arachnoid Cysts

Summary: KRANIOPHARYNGEOM Registry 2019 will prospectively collect and descriptively analyse data on diagnostics, treatment, and follow-up of patients with craniopharyngioma. In continuation of preceding studies also patients with xanthogranuloma, meningioma, pituitary adenoma, prolactinoma and cystic intracranial malformations will be registered.

What are the Latest Advances for Pituitary Tumor?
Pituitary incidentaloma.
Pituitary adenomas in the elderly: Retrospective comparative analysis of clinical/tumor features and surgical data by age group.
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Outcome of giant pituitary tumors requiring surgery.