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Very rarely hormone excess occurs due to co-existing adenoma within the compressed pituitary gland. An Indian study reported hyperprolactinemia as the commonest hormonal dysfunction in their patients with primary empty sella.19 While in this case series hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, diabetes insipidus, prolactinoma and normal pituitary hormones were seen in patients with empty sella.
Development And Microscopic Anatomy of The Pituitary Gland. In: De Groot LJ, Chrousos G, Dungan K, Feingold KR, Grossman A, Hershman JM, et al., editors.
Typical radiologic findings include pituitary stalk thickening, pituitary enlargement and pronounced enhancement in the pituitary gland on dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (6).
The pituitary gland is located under the hypothalamus, a part of the brain that regulates many bodily functions of which we (or our cats) are unaware.
Metastatic involvement of the pituitary gland: a systematic review with pooled individual patient data analysis.
After further investigation, doctors discovered a small benign tumour on the patient's pituitary gland, confirming the Cushing's disease diagnosis.
"In the living body the pituitary gland kicks in to compensate for this, but the brain is pushing more to get the same amount of testosterone," said Kristensen.
The injections contained a long-acting form of progestogen, a hormone which blocks sperm production controlled by the pituitary gland.
For a mass in the posterior aspect of the pituitary gland, clearly displacing the adenohypophysis forward and separating it from on MRI, pituicytoma could be considered prospectively.
The pituitary gland is the master regulator of hormone production in the body, releasing hormones that play a key role in bone and tissue growth, metabolism, reproductive functions, and the stress response.
"The current treatment options for patients suffering from hypopituitarism, a dysfunction of the pituitary gland, are far from optimal," says first study author Bastian Zimmer of the Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research.
The pituitary gland sits at the base of the brain and tumours that develop in this area are normally benign but swelling can put pressure on the optic nerve, causing sudden and substantial loss of vision.