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What are conditions caused by large pituitary gland tumors?

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Large tumors put pressure on the area around the pituitary gland and cause:

  • Headaches
  • Problems with eyesight, especially loss of peripheral vision (what you can see off to the side even as you look straight ahead) and double vision

From: What Are Pituitary Gland Tumors? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute: “Pituitary Tumors Treatment (PDQ) -- Patient Version.”

KidsHealth: “Hormones.”

University of Pennsylvania, OncoLink: “All About Pituitary Adenomas.”

American Cancer Society: “Pituitary Tumors.”

Mayo Clinic: “Pituitary Tumors.”

UCLA Health: “Pituitary Adenomas.”

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on February 21, 2017

SOURCES:

National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute: “Pituitary Tumors Treatment (PDQ) -- Patient Version.”

KidsHealth: “Hormones.”

University of Pennsylvania, OncoLink: “All About Pituitary Adenomas.”

American Cancer Society: “Pituitary Tumors.”

Mayo Clinic: “Pituitary Tumors.”

UCLA Health: “Pituitary Adenomas.”

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on February 21, 2017

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