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Pituitary Microadenoma

Treating Pituitary Microadenomas

Different types of pituitary microadenoma treatment options are available for people. Pituitary microadenoma treatment options vary based on:
  • The type of pituitary microadenoma (see Types of Pituitary Tumors)
  • The symptoms of its hormone activity
  • How far the microadenoma has spread into the brain
  • The patient's age and overall health.
In general, treatments for a pituitary microadenoma can include:
  • Drug therapy
  • Surgery (removing the microadenoma in an operation)
  • Radiation therapy (using high-dose x-rays to kill microadenoma cells).
Your doctor can describe your pituitary microadenoma treatment choices and the expected results of each. You and the doctor can work together to develop a treatment plan that best meets your medical needs and personal values. Choosing the most appropriate pituitary microadenoma treatment method is a decision that ideally involves the patient, family, and healthcare team.
(Click Pituitary Tumor Treatment for more information on treatment options for the different types of pituitary microadenomas.)
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