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Pituitary Neoplasms MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Pituitary Neoplasms
Tree Number(s)
C04.588.322.609
C04.588.614.250.195.885.500.600
C10.228.140.211.885.500.600
C10.228.140.617.477.600
C10.228.140.617.738.675
C10.551.240.250.700.500.500
C19.344.609
C19.700.734
Unique ID
D010911
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010911
Annotation
coordinate IM with histological type of neoplasm (IM); pituitary adenoma: coordinate IM with ADENOMA (IM) in spite of entry term PITUITARY ADENOMA
Scope Note
Neoplasms which arise from or metastasize to the PITUITARY GLAND. The majority of pituitary neoplasms are adenomas, which are divided into non-secreting and secreting forms. Hormone producing forms are further classified by the type of hormone they secrete. Pituitary adenomas may also be characterized by their staining properties (see ADENOMA, BASOPHIL; ADENOMA, ACIDOPHIL; and ADENOMA, CHROMOPHOBE). Pituitary tumors may compress adjacent structures, including the HYPOTHALAMUS, several CRANIAL NERVES, and the OPTIC CHIASM. Chiasmal compression may result in bitemporal HEMIANOPSIA.
Entry Version
PITUITARY NEOPL
Entry Term(s)
Cancer of Pituitary
Cancer of the Pituitary
Pituitary Adenoma
Pituitary Cancer
Pituitary Carcinoma
Pituitary Tumors
NLM Classification #
WK 585
See Also
Adenoma, Acidophil
Adenoma, Basophil
Adenoma, Chromophobe
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2005/06/30
Pituitary Neoplasms Preferred
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Pituitary Carcinoma Narrower
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