Consequences of Pituitary Adenoma


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Which describes the difference between a 'functioning' and a 'non-functioning' pituitary adenoma?

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1. Which of these is not a direct symptom of pituitary adenoma?

2. A non-functioning macroadenoma would be most likely treated by:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can be used to gauge your understanding of the differences between a functioning and non-functioning pituitary adenoma. For the quiz, you'll need to know what the symptoms of a pituitary adenoma are.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you will be tested over your ability to:

  • Differentiate non-functioning and functioning adenomas
  • State how a non-functioning macroadenoma is treated
  • Describe the condition where milk is produced by breast tissue at inappropriate times
  • Determine the appropriate treatment for an elderly person who has an MRI that indicates an undiagnosed non-functioning microadenoma

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about a non-functioning microadenoma in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the differences between a functioning and non-functioning pituitary adenoma and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the symptoms of pituitary adenoma

Additional Learning

To learn more, you can review the corresponding lesson called Consequences of Pituitary Adenoma. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Definition of adenoma
  • Reason Cushing's disease occurs
  • Traits of a pituitary adenoma
  • Functions of different hormones