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Your pituitary gland is a pea-sized gland at the base of your brain. The pituitary is the "master control gland" - it makes hormones that affect growth and the functions of other glands in the body.

Pituitary tumors are common, but often they don't cause health problems. Most people with pituitary tumors never even know they have them. The most common type of pituitary tumor produces hormones and disrupts the balance of hormones in your body. This can cause endocrine diseases such as Cushing's syndrome and hyperthyroidism.

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  1. Pituitary Tumors (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... the functions of other glands in the body. Pituitary tumors are common, but often they don't cause health problems. Most people with pituitary tumors never even know they have them. The most ...
  2. General Information about Pituitary Tumors From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    General Information About Pituitary Tumors A pituitary tumor is a growth of abnormal cells in the tissues of the pituitary gland. Pituitary tumors form in the pituitary gland , a pea- ...
  3. Pituitary Tumors From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) - Short Summary  
    NINDS Pituitary Tumors Information Page Table of Contents (click to jump to sections) What are Pituitary Tumors? Is there any ... is being done? Clinical Trials Organizations What are Pituitary Tumors? The pituitary is a small, bean-sized gland ...
  4. What Are Pituitary Tumors? (American Cancer Society)  
    ... the key statistics about pituitary tumors? What are pituitary tumors? A tumor is an abnormal growth of cells. ... well. Tumors rarely develop in the posterior pituitary. Pituitary tumors Almost all pituitary tumors are benign (non-cancerous) ...
  5. Pituitary Tumors From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)  
    ... NICHD Research Information Clinical Trials Resources and Publications Pituitary Tumors: Condition Information Skip sharing on social media links Share this: Page Content What are pituitary tumors? Pituitary tumors are abnormal growths of cells in ...
  6. What Are the Symptoms of Pituitary Tumors? From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)  
    ... Resources and Publications What are the symptoms of pituitary tumors? Skip sharing on social media links Share this: ... growth and sexual development Other General Symptoms of Pituitary Tumors Nausea and vomiting Confusion Dizziness Seizure Runny or ...
  7. ... pituitary tumors? What are the key statistics about pituitary tumors? About 10,000 pituitary tumors are diagnosed each ...
  8. How Are Pituitary Tumors Diagnosed? (American Cancer Society)  
    ... Topic How are pituitary tumors staged? How are pituitary tumors diagnosed? Pituitary tumors are usually found when a ...
  9. ... pituitary tumors? What are the risk factors for pituitary tumors? A risk factor is anything that changes a ...
  10. ... Additional resources for pituitary tumors What’s new in pituitary tumor research and treatment? Research into pituitary tumors is ...
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