Pituitary thyrotrophic adenoma

Pituitary thyrotrophic adenoma is a benign tumour on the pituitary gland. It produces hormones that stimulate thyroid secretion, with many consequences as a result.1 Learn more about the condition, its diagnosis and the different treatment options available.

A rare tumour that accounts for less than 1% of pituitary tumours

Diagnosis can be made based on the clinical presentation of hyperthyroidism

Surgery is the first-line treatment

Sources :

1 You & Your Hormones | Endocrine conditions | TSH-secreting pituitary adenoma [Internet]. Yourhormones.info. [cited 18 January 2017]. Available from: http://www.yourhormones.info/endocrine-conditions/tsh-secreting-pituitary-adenoma
2 Pituitary gland tumours – Understanding – Macmillan Cancer Support [Internet]. Macmillan.org.uk. [cited 18 January 2017]. Available from: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/information-and-support/brain-tumours/understanding-cancer/types-of-brain-tumour/pituitary-tumours.html
3 https://www.cancer.org/cancer/pituitary-tumors/causes-risks-prevention/risk-factors.html Last accessed 28/12/2017
4 Beck-Peccoz P, Persani L. Medical management of thyrotropin-secreting pituitary adenomas. Pituitary. 2002;5(2):83-8

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Date of preparation January 2018 / ALL-UK-000455