DISEASES

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Human genes for hormone producing pituitary cancer

Hormone producing pituitary cancer [DOID:5716]

Pituitary adenomas are tumors that occur in the pituitary gland, and account for about 15% of intracranial neoplasms. Tumors which exceed 10 mm in size are defined as macroadenomas, and those smaller than 10 mm are referred to as microadenomas. Most pituitary adenomas are microadenomas, which often remain undiagnosed, and have an estimated prevalence of 16.7% (14.4% in autopsy studies and 22.5% in radiologic studies).

Synonyms:  hormone producing pituitary cancer,  DOID:5716,  Pituitary tumors, Hormone Producing,  Somatotropinoma,  growth hormone producing pituitary tumor ...