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For pituitary gland tumors / adenomas radiosurgery, please contact Dr. Jeffery Williams (jw@jhu.edu).

Email Dr. Jeffery Williams (jw@jhu.edu). The decisions related to treatments for the pituitary tumors depend upon the complete understanding of the competing risks vs. benefits for the different treatments for pituitary tumors. The important considerations for pituitary tumors include the size, exact location, the type of symptoms, and the progression of symptoms. Options for treatment often include pituitary tumor surgery, pituitary tumor radiotherapy and/or pituitary tumor radiosurgery.

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital
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  • Pituitary tumors including pituitary adenomas, pituitary macroadenomas, pituitary microadenomas and invasive pituitary tumors can be treated with surgery, radiotherapy, radiosurgery and/or medications.

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Date of Diagnosis

What is the DATE of the diagnosis of the pituitary adenoma?





  • Method of Diagnosis

    How was the first pituitary adenoma diagnosed?

    Craniotomy

    Endocrine studies (blood tests)

    Only radiographically





  • Location

    What was the location of the pituitary adenoma?

    Sella Turcica (Normal Location)

    Extension beyond sella (suprasellar or into cavernous sinus(es))




  • Size: What is the size of the pituitary adenoma (largest dimension)?

    Less than one centimeter

    Greater than one, but less than two centimeters

    Greater than two, but less than three centimeters

    Greater than three centimeters





  • Endocrine Studies

    Does the patient have above-normal secretion of any hormone(s) (Prolactin, ACTH, Growth Hormone, Other) by the pituitary pituitary adenoma as documented by laboratory studies?

    No

    Yes


    (Please list hormone(s):

    ACTH

    Prolactin

    Growth Hormone

    Other:





  • Syndromes

    Does the patient have either of the following syndromes?
    Cushings Disease

    Acromegaly
    Hyperprolactinemia




  • First (Prior) Treatment (if applicable): How was the first pituitary adenoma treated?

    Observation Only

    Subtotal Resection

    Total Resection

    Surgery (subtotal or total) and radiation





  • Date First Treatment

    What was the DATE of the treatment for the FIRST pituitary adenoma?







Current Pituitary Adenoma
  • What is the DATE of the DIAGNOSIS of the CURRENT pituitary adenoma (if current is different from above)? This pituitary adenoma is for consideration for the CURRENT radiosurgery or surgical resection.





  • Growth of Tumor

    Has the pituitary adenoma GROWN in size since a prior treatment or initial diagnosis? No

    Yes




Surgical Management of Current Tumor
  • Prior to Radiosurgery, if given, how is the CURRENT pituitary adenoma (or group of pituitary adenomas) surgically treated?

    Subtotal Resection

    Total Resection

    No Surgery






Histology:
  • Please enter the histology:

    Benign

    Malignant

    Atypical

    Other (not listed above):




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