Nonfunctioning pituitary tumors

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Nonfunctioning pituitary tumors

1. Name the functioning pituitary tumors.

2. What is a nonfunctioning pituitary tumor?

3. What is the alpha subunit?

4. What other lesions can resemble nonfunctioning pituitary tumors?

5. Differentiate between a microadenoma and a macroadenoma.

6. Which structures may be damaged by growth of a pituitary tumor outside the sella turcica?

7. What are the clinical features of nonfunctioning pituitary tumors?

8. What anatomic evaluation is necessary for a pituitary tumor?

9. What evaluation is necessary to determine that a pituitary tumor is nonfunctioning?

10. Does an elevated serum prolactin value indicate that a tumor is functioning?

11. What is the natural history of nonfunctioning pituitary tumors?

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