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Pituitary Tumors Treatment (PDQ®)

  • Last Modified: 04/03/2014

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Treatment Options for Pituitary Tumors

Non-functioning Pituitary Tumors
Prolactin-Producing Pituitary Tumors
ACTH-Producing Pituitary Tumors
Growth Hormone–Producing Pituitary Tumors
Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone–Producing Tumors
Pituitary Carcinomas
Recurrent Pituitary Tumors



Non-functioning Pituitary Tumors

Treatment may include the following:

Treatment for luteinizing hormone -producing and follicle-stimulating hormone -producing tumors is usually transsphenoidal surgery to remove the tumor.

Prolactin-Producing Pituitary Tumors

Treatment may include the following:

ACTH-Producing Pituitary Tumors

Treatment may include the following:

Growth Hormone–Producing Pituitary Tumors

Treatment may include the following:

Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone–Producing Tumors

Treatment may include the following:

Pituitary Carcinomas

Treatment of pituitary carcinomas is palliative, to relieve symptoms and improve the quality of life. Treatment may include the following:

Recurrent Pituitary Tumors

Treatment may include the following:

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with pituitary tumor. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. Talk with your doctor about clinical trials that may be right for you. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.