Pituitary Adenoma and Serum Lipid

2019-07-22 11:09:00 | BioPortfolio


Pituitary adenomas are usually benign monoclonal neoplasms caused by a mixture of pituicyte alterations together with a changed endocrine and paracrine regulatory milieu. Thus, it can cause serious health problems such as abnormal target organ function, pain, disability and even death. In clinical practice, we found many patients with pituitary adenomas are usually accompanied by hyperlipidemia, which is the main cause of cardiovascular diseases. However, it has been unclear if there is an association between pituitary adenomas and serum lipid profile. In the present study, we aim to focus on the patients with pituitary adenomas and their lipid profile before and after operation including first occurrence and recurrence.

Study Design


Pituitary Adenoma 1, Acth-Secreting


Shandong Provincial Hospital


Not yet recruiting


Shandong Provincial Hospital

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

A pituitary adenoma which secretes ADRENOCORTICOTROPIN, leading to CUSHING DISEASE.

A syndrome characterized by HYPERPIGMENTATION, enlarging pituitary mass, visual defects secondary to compression of the OPTIC CHIASM, and elevated serum ACTH. It is caused by the expansion of an underlying ACTH-SECRETING PITUITARY ADENOMA that grows in the absence of feedback inhibition by adrenal CORTICOSTEROIDS, usually after ADRENALECTOMY.

Neoplasms which arise from or metastasize to the PITUITARY GLAND. The majority of pituitary neoplasms are adenomas, which are divided into non-secreting and secreting forms. Hormone producing forms are further classified by the type of hormone they secrete. Pituitary adenomas may also be characterized by their staining properties (see ADENOMA, BASOPHIL; ADENOMA, ACIDOPHIL; and ADENOMA, CHROMOPHOBE). Pituitary tumors may compress adjacent structures, including the HYPOTHALAMUS, several CRANIAL NERVES, and the OPTIC CHIASM. Chiasmal compression may result in bitemporal HEMIANOPSIA.

A pituitary tumor that secretes GROWTH HORMONE. In humans, excess HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE leads to ACROMEGALY.

A small tumor of the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland whose cells stain with basic dyes. It may give rise to excessive secretion of ACTH, resulting in CUSHING SYNDROME. (Dorland, 27th ed)

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