Pituitary Tumors in Pregnancy

Wenyu Huang, Mark E. Molitch*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Pituitary adenomas are common. The impact of pituitary tumors on fertility are mainly caused by oversecretion and/or undersecretion of pituitary hormones or compression of pituitary stalk and normal pituitary tissue by the tumor. Diagnosing and managing pituitary tumors during pregnancy involve many challenges, including the effect of hormone excess or deficiency on pregnancy outcome, changes in the pituitary or pituitary-related hormones, changes in tumor size, and the impact of various treatments of pituitary tumors on maternal and fetal outcomes. This article discusses the diagnosis and treatment of patients with prolactinomas, acromegaly, Cushing disease, and other pituitary tumors during pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)569-581
Number of pages13
JournalEndocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2019


  • Acromegaly
  • Cushing disease
  • Pituitary tumor
  • Pregnancy
  • Prolactinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology


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