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Question: Pituitary was 9.5mm no treatment now is 2mm


 teddybearpaz - Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:33 pm

Hello! Last year they found a pit tumor. I had 2 MRI's it was measured at 9.5mm. I just received the results from the latest MRI (with/without contrast) it now measures at 2mm. I have had no treatment or medication for this of any kind. Is this normal that they shrink on it's own? I should be thrilled right??? Thanks for your time. Kristine
 John Kenyon, CNA - Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:16 pm

User avatar Hello -

I'd say you should be thrilled, yes. While pituitary tumors are almost never malignant they can cause all kinds of crazy symptoms and often require treatment. There are some newer drugs that can reduce the size of the tumor, but of course there are side-effects, costs, aggravation, etc. That your tumor shrank on its own is pretty remarkable. I've never heard of this happening, but then I'm not all that knowlegeable about the statistics on this.

At any rate, great news! You'll undoubtedly want to be followed for a while, even if no further symptoms develop, but meanwhile just enjoy the remarkable turn of events.

Best of luck to you.

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