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Pituitary Neoplasms

Neoplasms which arise from or metastasize to the PITUITARY GLAND. The majority of pituitary neoplasms are adenomas, which are divided into non-secreting and secreting forms. Hormone producing forms are further classified by the type of hormone they secrete. Pituitary adenomas may also be characterized by their staining properties (see ADENOMA, BASOPHIL; ADENOMA, ACIDOPHIL; and ADENOMA, CHROMOPHOBE). Pituitary tumors may compress adjacent structures, including the HYPOTHALAMUS, several CRANIAL NERVES, and the OPTIC CHIASM. Chiasmal compression may result in bitemporal HEMIANOPSIA.

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Tree Number(s): C04.588.322.609, C04.588.614.250.195.885.500.600, C10.228.140.211.885.500.600, C10.228.140.617.477.600, C10.228.140.617.738.675, C10.551.240.250.700.500.500, C19.344.609, C19.700.734

MeSH Unique ID: D010911

Entry Terms:

  • Neoplasm, Pituitary
  • Neoplasms, Pituitary
  • Pituitary Neoplasm
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Tumor, Pituitary
  • Tumors, Pituitary
  • Pituitary Adenoma
  • Adenoma, Pituitary
  • Adenomas, Pituitary
  • Pituitary Adenomas
  • Pituitary Carcinoma
  • Carcinoma, Pituitary
  • Carcinomas, Pituitary
  • Pituitary Carcinomas
  • Cancer of the Pituitary
  • Pituitary Cancer
  • Cancer, Pituitary
  • Cancers, Pituitary
  • Cancer of Pituitary
  • Pituitary Cancers

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