It is normal to feel a throb at the site where you take a pulse to
check your heart rate. As the heart forces blood through your body, you can
feel a throbbing in the arteries wherever they come close to the skin surface,
such as the wrist, neck, or upper arm.
An aneurysm is a bulging section in the wall of a blood vessel and
causes a throbbing pulse where the blood vessels has become stretched out and
thin. This area of the blood vessel bulges out, is weak, and may cause bleeding
when it bursts or ruptures. Aneurysms most often affect the large artery in the
chest and abdomen (aorta) and arteries that supply the brain, heart, and
Once a pituitary tumor has been diagnosed, tests are done to find out if it has spread within the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) or to other parts of the body.
The extent or spread of cancer is usually described as stages. There is no standard staging system for pituitary tumors. Once a pituitary tumor is found, tests are done to find out if the tumor has spread into the brain or to other parts of the body. The following test may be used:
MRI (magnetic resonance...