Cyst On Pituitary Gland And Migraines

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Definition

A pituitary tumor is an abnormal growth in the pituitary gland, the part of the brain that regulates the body's balance of hormones.


Alternative Names

Tumor - pituitary


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Most pituitary tumors are noncancerous (benign). Up to 20% of people have pituitary tumors. However, many of these tumors do not cause symptoms and are never diagnosed during the person's lifetime.

The pituitary gland is a pea-sized endocrine gland located at the base of the brain. The...

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