Pituitary Disorders

Pituitary gland is a “pea-sized” gland situated in the center of the skull. Despite its tiny size, it is considered the master gland because it controls and regulates multiple organs like the adrenal, thyroid, growth and reproductive system.

Endocrine disorders affecting the pituitary include

  1. “Too much pituitary hormones”
    • Prolactinoma
    • Acromegaly
    • Cushing’s disease
    • TSH-oma
  2. “Too little pituitary hormones”
    • Hypopituitarism
    • Secondary adrenal insufficiency
    • Central hypothyroidism
    • Secondary hypogonadism
  3. “Pituitary lumps and bumps”
    • Pituitary microadenoma
    • Pituitary macroadenoma


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