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What is a pituitary adenoma?

Anthony P. Heaney, MD
Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
A pituitary adenoma is a group of cells that do not obey the normal signals from the body to limit their division and expand in number, compressing normal pituitary cells and adjacent structures near the pituitary gland over time.

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