Pituitary Gland Tumours

The pituitary is a gland the size of a pea located at the base of the brain, just behind the nose. It secretes and regulates some of the main hormones found in the body, such as those related to development, sexuality and metabolism. The pituitary gland is associated with diseases such as acromegaly, gigantism and Cushing’s disease.

Pituitary Tumour explained in first person

Professionals and patients explain how you live with the disease
Pituitary tumours must be operated on in situations where the tumour is growing and compressing the optic nerves. The post-op phase of pituitary tumour surgery is usually tolerated very well.
The first month and a half I was pretty worried, but then they said it was an adenoma and they calmed me down saying that “they are usually benign”, so it wasn’t cancer.

Substantiated information by:

Joaquim Enseñat Nora
Julia Alcazar De Lares-Franco
Mireia Mora Porta

Published: 20 February 2018
Updated: 4 September 2020

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