Pituitary tumors: pathophysiology, clinical manifestations and management.

  title={Pituitary tumors: pathophysiology, clinical manifestations and management.},
  author={Baha M. Arafah and Mona P Nasrallah},
  journal={Endocrine-related cancer},
  volume={8 4},
Pituitary tumors are frequently encountered intracranial neoplasms. They present with a variety of clinical manifestations that include symptoms and signs of excessive hormone secretion by the tumor, signs of hormone deficits by the normal pituitary gland and others related to expansion of the tumor mass and the resulting compression of surrounding structures such as the optic chiasm and cranial nerves. Advances in molecular biology, immunocytochemical staining and imaging, and the introduction… CONTINUE READING