The pituitary is a small bean-shaped gland located at the base of the brain. The pituitary gland produces hormones which help control many body processes including growth, blood pressure, some aspects of pregnancy and childbirth, breast milk production, water balance, sex organ functions in both sexes, metabolism and thyroid gland function.
Below are diseases & conditions associated with the pituitary gland.
|Pituitary Tumors (Adenoma)
||Tumors in the pituitary gland which are almost always benign with no malignant potential.
||Disorder in which the pituitary gland produces excess amounts of growth hormone (GH).
||Disorder in which the pituitary gland doesn't produce one or more of its hormones, or doesn't produce enough of them.
||Cysts in the pituitary gland, which are benign.