Original Publication Date: >23 October, 2015
Publication / Source: CNS Oncology
Authors: Debebe Theodros, Mira Patel, Jacob Ruzevick, Michael Lim & Chetan Bettegowda
Pituitary adenomas are among the most common central nervous system tumors. They represent a diverse group of neoplasms that may or may not secrete hormones based on their cell of origin. Epidemiologic studies have documented the incidence of pituitary adenomas within the general population to be as high as 16.7%. A growing body of work has helped to elucidate the pathogenesis of these tumors. Each subtype has been shown to demonstrate unique cellular changes potentially leading to tumorigenesis.