The pituitary gland is a pea-sized structure at the base of your brain, behind your nose that produces hormones and directs other glands in your body to produce hormones. Tumors on the pituitary gland are common. Although they may never cause serious problems, they can create hormone imbalances that may lead to a variety of pituitary disorders. Pituitary tumors can also press on nearby nerves connected to your eyes, causing vision problems.
Most pituitary tumors are benign. Rarely, a pituitary tumor is cancerous and spreads beyond the pituitary gland. Pituitary growths or tumors we treat include:
- Pituitary adenomas, both functional and non-functional
- Pituitary carcinomas
- Rathke cleft cysts