Recurrent Pituitary Adenomas

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Pituitary Adenomas

In reviewing 1300 patients with pituitary tumor referred to this center, recurrent pituitary adenomas comprise a significant fraction of patients.

Recurrent pituitary adenomas can result in the re-emergence of visual problems, as well as loss of pituitary function. In the case of hyperfunctioning tumors (such as prolactinomas, acromegaly and Cushing's disease), recurrent tumors may result in the recurrence of symptoms of hormone oversecretion.

Neuroendocrine Center Bulletin Archives

Management of Recurrent Pituitary Adenomas

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Nicholas T. Zervas, M.D.
by Nicholas T. Zervas, M.D.


Recurrent pituitary adenomas require very careful study to determine the proper course of therapy. However, recurrent pituitary tumors can almost certainly be well treated. The treatment for recurrent pituitary tumors must be individualized. Treatment may include re-operation, radiation therapy and/or medical therapy, depending on the tumor type and specific situation.

Updated 1/14/15 BS and KKM