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Old 09-27-2012, 05:41 AM   #1
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pituitary microadenoma

I have been diagnosed with microadenoma,they did a MRI,they said it wasn't cancerous.But I am still nervous.How can they tell if that growth is not cancerous,just by looking at the MRI.?Should't they do a biopsy or some test to check it? Could someone let me know any advice?

 
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Re: pituitary microadenoma

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I have been diagnosed with microadenoma,they did a MRI,they said it wasn't cancerous.But I am still nervous.How can they tell if that growth is not cancerous,just by looking at the MRI.?Should't they do a biopsy or some test to check it? Could someone let me know any advice?
My understanding is that it is incredibly rare for these to be malignant. My MRI is still under evaluation for a microadenoma, but in the meantime I have been put on cabergoline for hyperprolactinemia. My understanding is that this medication will usually treat a microadenoma and usually no surgery is needed.

 
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