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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Ahmad Al Maradni, M.D. [2]

Overview

The hallmark of pituitary adenoma is increased intracranial pressure. A positive history of visual field defect, headache, and menstrual irregularities is suggestive of pituitary adenoma. The most common symptoms of pituitary adenoma include galactorrhea, oligomenorrhea, erectile dysfunction, and loss of libido.

History and Symptoms

Symptoms of pituitary adenoma include the following:[1]

Symptoms of increased intracranial pressure

Symptoms related to prolactin-producing pituitary adenoma

Symptoms related to adrenocorticotrophic hormone-producing pituitary adenoma

Symptoms related to growth hormone-producing pituitary adenoma

Symptoms related to thyrotropin-producing pituitary adenoma

References

  1. Pituitary tumors . National Cancer(2015). http://www.cancer.gov/types/pituitary/hp/pituitary-treatment-pdq Accessed on 9 28, 2015

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