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A pituitary incidentaloma is a tumor or a lesion at or near the pituitary.

A pituitary incidentaloma is a tumor or a lesion at or near the pituitary. It is determined, when a person, an imaging test for an independent reason. Doctors call this an accidental finding, that by coincidence is the name incidentaloma. This surprise finding is not uncommon. Studies in adults, the head imaging with MRI or CT scans had for reasons other than pituitary disease, small incidentalomas were in up to 20 % of patients. – Fortunately, incidentalomas are almost always benign and usually do not need surgery, said Pamela Freda, of the Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York and chair of the task force that drafted CPG.

The Hormone Foundation, the patient education affiliate of The Endocrine Society , has published a companion patient guide to this CPG. The patient guide, which can be found online here defines the various types of pituitary incidentalomas, Clinic,the condition of the symptoms and explains how incidentalomas are treated and when surgery may be required.