#PituitaryTumor is an abnormal growth in the pituitary gland which is the part of the brain that regulates the body’s balance of hormones. Pituitary gland produces many important hormones of the body.
Cushing's Syndrome describes signs and symptoms associated with prolonged exposure to inappropriately high levels of hormone cortisol. Caused by taking glucocorticoid drugs, or diseases that result in excess cortisol, adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), or CRH levels. Disease refers to a pituitary-dependent cause of Cushing's syndrome: a tumor (adenoma) in the pituitary gland produces large amounts of ACTH, causing the adrenal glands to produce elevated levels of cortisol. #endocrine
What are pituitary tumors? The pituitary gland is a small, pea-sized organ in the brain behind the back of the nose. The pituitary gland produces hormones that affect many other glands in the body. Although rare, most pituitary tumors are noncancerous (benign), comprising only 7 percent of brain tumors