Pituitary Tumors

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FAQ: Pituitary Tumor  -  ‎Nov 8, 2009‎
24 MedicaPituitary tumors comprise about 10% of all brain tumors. They generally develop from the anterior lobe and are rarely caused by cancer. ...

How to treat growth hormone deficiency in adults  -  ‎Nov 22, 2009‎
PRESS TVPituitary tumors, hence, are the most common causes of the condition. The condition, however, can be a congenital disorder in certain cases. ...

Health Matters : What is a Brain Tumour ?  -  ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung)The most common of these tumors are meningiomas, pituitary tumors and acoustic neuromas. Meningiomas arise from the linings of the brain, and can occur ...

An Essential Capability of the Gamma Knife  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
PRLog.Org (press release)...including patients with trigeminal neuralgia, arteriovenous malformations (AVM's) and a wide variety of brain tumors such as pituitary tumors, ...

Minimally Invasive Endonasal Surgery ~ Preferred Route for ...  -  ‎Aug 4, 2009‎
Medical TourismThe removal of pituitary tumors through Transsphenoidal Surgery was first described over a century ago by two neurosurgeons, Dr. Harvey Cushing and Dr.

Tumor 'Stem-like Cells' Exist In Benign Tumors  -  ‎Jul 23, 2009‎
Science Daily (press release)Research scientists at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute have isolated stem-like cells in benign (pituitary) tumors and

Stem-Like Cells Identified in Benign Tumors Cells have capability ...  -  ‎Jul 27, 2009‎
Modern Medicine..."The conclusions from this study may have applications to understanding pituitary tumors, as well as implications in cancer stem cell theory in general,"

NICO shows how entrepreneurial efforts can be recycled  -  ‎Jul 20, 2009‎
Indianapolis StarPayner said he has used the NICO system in about seven cases, such as for the removal of benign pituitary tumors through the nose. He said the system allows

PEDs 101: What is human growth hormone (HGH)?  -  ‎Jul 16, 2009‎
Examiner.com...three rare conditions: dwarfism, adult HGH deficiency due to pituitary tumors and their treatment, and muscle-wasting disease associated with HIV/AIDS.

WHEE: Reasons vs. Excuses  -  ‎Jul 26, 2009‎
Daily KosHow many of us have pituitary tumors that caused childhood obesity? I have known at least one. How many of us had an undiagnosed or poorly-diagnosed thyroid

Ask the Doctor at Saint John’s: Minimally Invasive Brain and ...  -  Dec 18, 2008
Santa Monica Mirror,Patients with pituitary tumors will typically need to be evaluated and treated by an endocrinologist who specializes in hormonal disorders.

New Study Finds Endonasal Surgery Offers Hormonal Benefits For ...  -  Dec 22, 2008
Medical News Today (press release),...specializes in endonasal transsphenoidal surgery, a minimally invasive procedure that allows doctors to reach the pituitary tumors and brain tumors

21st Century Brain Surgery: Minimally Invasive Endonasal Approach ...  -  Dec 8, 2008
Earthtimes (press release),SANTA MONICA, Calif. - (Business Wire) Being diagnosed with a brain tumor can be devastating news. But thanks to a decade of advances in minimally invasive

Institute awarded $2.3M grant  -  Nov 4, 2008
RU Daily Targum,The third sub-study will examine several population-wide safety issues throughout many ages, including risks of pituitary tumors, diabetes and outcomes for

The Pituitary: A Small Gland with Big Influence  -  Jul 10, 2008
Santa Monica Mirror,Pituitary tumors (adenomas) are relatively common and account for 15 to 20% of all brain tumors care for by neurosurgeons. Fortunately, the vast majority of

John Wayne Cancer Institute Receives Grant To Study Long-term ...  -  Jul 4, 2008
Medical News Today (press release),The Center's focus of activities is the treatment of pituitary tumors, brain tumors, and other neuro-endocrine disorders including pituitary hormonal

Byrd says Mitchell Report was inaccurate  -  Jul 2, 2008
FOXSports.comHe thought this was a possibility because he didn't believe that there were enough case studies done on people taking HGH that had pituitary tumors.

Feds accuse pharmacy in import case  -  Jul 7, 2008
Denver Post,...all uses except for diagnosed growth diseases in children, pituitary tumors in adults, and the rare cases of measurable HGH deficiency in adults.

Pituitar Disease / Disorder Affects 1 in 5 people in the US ...  -  Jun 12, 2008
Ability Awareness Magazine,The PNA is an international non-profit organization founded in 1992 that serve patients with pituitary tumors and hormonal disorders.

Generex Biotechnology Presented Data At The Endocrine Society's ...  -  Jun 19, 2008
CNNMoney.com (press release)...reproduction, infertility, osteoporosis, thyroid disease, obesity/lipids, growth hormone, pituitary tumors, and adrenal insufficiency.

Brain-cancer hearing begins  -  Jun 13, 2008
Northwest Herald,Eighteen of those plaintiffs have brain or nerve cancer, three have pituitary tumors, one has liver cancer, and one has liver cirrhosis.

ORLive Presents: Transnasal Endoscopic Surgery for Skull-Based Tumors  -  Apr 29, 2008
Market Wire (press release)About Pituitary Tumors. Pituitary tumors are the third most common type of primary brain tumors (those originating in the brain) in adults and account for

Endoscopic brain surgery  -  May 13, 2008
WHOI,Malignant pituitary tumors are very rare. The American Cancer Society estimates only about 140 malignant pituitary tumors have ever been reported in medical

Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology: A Practical Guide  -  May 20, 2008
Journal of American Medical Association (subscription),...from general ophthalmologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, and endocrinologists caring for patients with pituitary tumors and thyroid disease.

Leaky Breast May Be Sign of Pituitary Tumor  -  May 14, 2008
RedOrbit,Large pituitary tumors may require surgical removal or radiation. I haven't mentioned all treatments available for this condition, but there are others.

Pituitary Disease-Disorder Affects 1 In 5  -  Apr 28, 2008
eMaxHealth.com,..."This is an important finding that indicates pituitary tumors and related hormonal disorders are more common than previously thought and suggests many

4-Year-Old Becomes 1000th Patient To Have Skull-Base Tumor Removed ...  -  May 6, 2008
Medical News Today (press release),Their work originated with a technique designed to reach pituitary tumors but which now enables access to tumors at the base of the skull, central brain and

McCullom Lake Q&A scheduled  -  May 4, 2008
Northwest Herald,Eighteen of the lawsuits are over brain or nerve cancer cases, three over pituitary tumors, one over cirrhosis of the liver and the last over liver cancer.

Pituitary Disease Affects 1 in 5 of US Population  -  26 Mar 2008
HealthNewsDigest.com,The Pituitary Network Association (PNA) is an international non-profit organization founded in 1992 that serve patients with pituitary tumors and hormonal

Minimally Invasive Cranio-Facial, Skull Base Resection of ...  -  Feb 25, 2008
Emediawire (press release),Other types of collaborative procedures have successfully been performed by this team including removal of pituitary tumors, brain tumors and sinus tumors

Parkinson's Drug May Fight Cancer  -  Mar 15, 2008
U.S. News & World Report,SATURDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- The drug dopamine -- currently used to treat patients with conditions such as Parkinson's disease, pituitary tumors

Parkinson's Disease Drug Might Work In Cancer Patients  -  Mar 13, 2008
Science Daily (press release)In its synthetic form, dopamine is used to treat heart attack victims, Parkinson's disease and pituitary tumors. But it wasn't known until now that dopamine

No Evidence Growth Hormone Boosts Athletic Performance, Review ...  -  Mar 20, 2008
Science Daily (press release)They excluded studies involving people with growth hormone deficits caused by pituitary tumors or other conditions. In those people, bringing growth hormone

Parkinson’s Disease Drug “Dopamine? Might Treat Cancer As Well  -  Mar 17, 2008
NewsLI,...and Drug Administration as a form of medication that helps in treatment for diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, pituitary tumors and heart attack.

Growth hormone no benefit to athletes: US study  -  Mar 17, 2008
ReutersWhen the hormone is given to people with growth hormone deficits caused by pituitary tumors or other conditions, it can improve strength.

Novel treatments seem promising for central precocious puberty  -  Mar 7, 2008
Endocrine Today,...by an identifiable lesion, such as hypothalamic hamartomas, optic gliomas, intracranial tumors such as neurofibromatosis and, rarely, pituitary tumors.

Human Growth Hormone of No help to Athletes  -  Mar 17, 2008
The Money Times,...which the hormone increases the performance in when it is given to people with growth hormone deficits caused by pituitary tumors or other conditions.

Field of Schemes  -  Mar 12, 2008
Miami New Times,...hormone deficiency in children that causes short stature, adult deficiency due to rare pituitary tumors, and muscle-wasting associated with HIV/AIDS.

The role of CYP2D6*4 variant in bladder cancer susceptibility in ...  -  Feb 28, 2008
Bulletin du Cancer (Abonnement),24 Gomes L, Lemos M, Paiva I, Ribeiro C, Carvalheiro MJ, Regateiro F. CYP2D6 Genetic polymorphisms are associated with susceptibility to pituitary tumors.

Beyond the Abstract - Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Agonist ...  -  Dec 5, 2007
UroToday,Kovacs K, Horvath E. Pathology of pituitary tumors. Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. 1987;16:529–551. Wakai S, Fukushima T, Teramoto A, Sano K. Pituitary

Patient's Symptoms Of Cushing's Disease Beginning To Abate After ...  -  Nov 29, 2007
Medical News Today (press release),A decade ago, neurosurgeons removing pituitary tumors typically used an operating microscope and a sublabial approach, which required an incision in the lip

'A state of limbo'  -  Dec 18, 2007
Northwest Herald,...to have fireworks,? said Nichole Baird, 38, a former resident who lived several doors down from Freund and now is struggling with two pituitary tumors.

Apologies too little, too lame, too late  -  Dec 20, 2007
San Francisco Chronicle,...willing to act as a drug mule, or find a dentist who, without ever seeing them, knew just how to treat their torn ligaments and pituitary tumors.

Did chemical exposure cause cancers for McCullom Lake residents?  -  Dec 16, 2007
Northwest Herald,...“It is my opinion that the [chemicals in the lawsuits] would not cause brain or pituitary [tumors] in humans even after lifelong exposure to maximum

lifesaving telestroke technology linked to swedish  -  Nov 14, 2007
PR Newswire (press release),...brain tumors (including both malignant tumors and benign tumors such as meningiomas); neuro-endocrine disorders including pituitary tumors; epilepsy;

bonds' show of piety comes years too late  -  Nov 3, 2007
San Francisco Chronicle,...paul byrd joined jason giambi on the very short list of athletes conclusively linked to human growth hormone. both reportedly had pituitary tumors. in

age of puberty starting at younger ages in american girls  -  Nov 15, 2007
KSDK,...growth plates in the bones can close too soon and stunt growth. doctors also rule out things like pituitary tumors. but the majority of girls don't even

drilling health concerns debated  -  Nov 1, 2007
Glenwood Springs Post Independent,...including rashes and blisters, pituitary tumors and development of a severe speech disorder that includes pronouncing some words with a foreign accent.

Wash U neurological professor selling Creve Coeur 4BD  -  Sep 21, 2007
Blockshopper,He specializes in skull base tumors, cerebrovascular surgery, neuroncology, pituitary tumors and general adult neurosurgery. He has been on the faculty at

Specialty Distribution Systems helps Feds after steroid bust  -  Sep 19, 2007
New York Daily News,The FDA has been clear for years that HGH has a limited medical use for people with hormone deficiencies, such as patients with pituitary tumors or AIDS

Cards outfielder Rick Ankiel, with team GM Walt Joketty, tries to ...  -  Sep 23, 2007
New York Daily News,Under FDA guidelines, the only approved uses for HGH are for children with growth deficiencies or adults with conditions like pituitary tumors or AIDS



Background information on Pituitary Tumors [When available]

Pituitary adenomas are tumors that occur in the pituitary gland, and account for about 10% of intracranial neoplasms. They often remain undiagnosed, and small pituitary tumors are found in 6 to 24 percent of adults at autopsy.

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