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Pediatric Pituitary Lesions

Pediatric Pituitary Lesions

Dallas

214-456-5959
Fax: 214-456-5963
Suite F4400

Plano

469-303-2400
Fax: 469-303-2407
Suite P4400

Park Cities

469-488-7000
Fax: 469-488-7001
Suite 106

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What is Pediatric Pituitary Lesions?

A pituitary lesion is an abnormal growth (tumor) in your pituitary gland, a gland at the base of your brain that regulates your body's hormone balances. Most pituitary lesions are noncancerous (benign).

Risk Factors

Children who have a family history of multiple endocrine neoplasia (Type 1 MEN) are at increased risk for pituitary lesions.

What are the signs and symptoms of Pediatric Pituitary Lesions?

Symptoms of pituitary lesions can be caused by pressure on the pituitary gland or by an excess production of hormones. Symptoms will vary from child to child, but may include:

How is Pediatric Pituitary Lesions diagnosed?

There are several methods that are used for diagnosing pituitary lesions. At Children’s Health℠, all pituitary lesions will be evaluated by a medical endocrinologist and, when appropriate, will also be promptly evaluated by the surgical team.

What are the causes of Pediatric Pituitary Lesions?

The exact cause of pituitary lesions is unknown. As with all types of tumors, it is caused by the growth of abnormal cells that multiply rapidly.

How is Pediatric Pituitary Lesions treated?

  • “Watchful waiting:” monitoring your child’s condition, but no initial treatment
  • Surgery to remove the lesion
  • Medications to control hormone levels or shrink the lesion
  • Radiation therapy to destroy the lesion

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