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Pituitary Neoplasms (Pituitary Adenoma) Summary

Description: 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.

Also Known As: Pituitary Adenoma; Pituitary Tumors; Pituitary Tumor; Cancer of Pituitary; Cancer of the Pituitary Show All >>

Networked: 6166 relevant articles (215 outcomes, 715 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Pituitary Neoplasms

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Hormones : 23 outcomes 78 studies in 779 results : IBA
  2. Somatostatin (Somatotropin Release-Inhibiting Factor) : 22 outcomes 28 studies in 247 results : IBA
  3. Octreotide (Sandostatin) : 21 outcomes 29 studies in 167 results : FDA 14 Generic
  4. Growth Hormone (Somatotropin) : 15 outcomes 58 studies in 775 results : IBA
  5. Bromocriptine (Parlodel) : 14 outcomes 17 studies in 193 results : FDA 8 Generic
  6. temozolomide (Temodar) : 13 outcomes 5 studies in 58 results : FDA 3 Generic
  7. Dopamine Agonists (Dopamine Agonist) : 12 outcomes 12 studies in 99 results : IBA
  8. Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH) : 11 outcomes 74 studies in 793 results : FDA 7
  9. Thyrotropin (Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone) : 11 outcomes 16 studies in 272 results : FDA 1
  10. Prolactin : 10 outcomes 81 studies in 935 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Pituitary Neoplasms

  1. Neoplasms (Cancer)
  2. Adenoma (Adenomas)
  3. Acromegaly
  4. Pituitary Neoplasms (Pituitary Adenoma)
  5. Prolactinoma (Prolactinomas)
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Key Therapies for Pituitary Neoplasms

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  1. Radiotherapy : 30 outcomes 13 studies in 297 results
  2. Hypophysectomy : 5 outcomes 1 study in 48 results
  3. Decompression : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 27 results
  4. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 35 results
  5. Endoscopes : 1 outcome 3 studies in 32 results
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