Western University, Canada - London Ontario

| Thursday July 31, 2014
7:39 PM

Referral Group Description

Pituitary tumors are abnormal growths that develop in the pituitary gland. Some pituitary tumors cause excessive production of hormones that regulate important functions of the body. Other pituitary tumors can restrict normal functions of the pituitary gland, causing it to produce lower levels of hormones.

The vast majority of pituitary tumors are noncancerous growths (adenomas). Adenomas remain confined to the pituitary gland or surrounding tissues and don't spread to other parts of the body.

Treatment for pituitary tumors involves various options, including removing the tumor, controlling its growth and managing hormone levels with medications.