Sentence Examples

  • The most common cause of acromegaly and gigantism is the development of a noncancerous tumor within the pituitary, called a pituitary adenoma.
  • Once a pituitary adenoma has been removed, radiotherapy and/or medication may be recommended to prevent a recurrence of the tumor.
  • Some patients who cannot undergo surgery are treated with radiation therapy to the pituitary in an attempt to shrink the adenoma.
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is useful for viewing the pituitary gland and for identifying and locating an adenoma.
  • As the adenoma grows, it may disrupt other pituitary tissue, interfering with the release of other hormones.