I am specialized in this kind of tumor. If you could send the films, I could revise them for you free of charge and evaluate the possibility of Endoscopic Endonasal Approach for resection of it.
I am located in Columbus, Ohio.
Daniel Prevedello, MD
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Usually the best way to start the process is to ask your family doctor to send you to an endocrinologist, ideally a neuroendocrinologist.
Please let me know if you have any other question.
As a neurosurgeon I would recommend a current MRI in order to investigate if there is any tumor progression. Some of the pituitary adenomas are not functional and there is no other way to investigate if they are growing other than with a MRI. The minimal increase in the level of prolactin may be caused by stalk effect by a non-functional ...
The fact that you had a prolactin level around 2000 proves that you had a prolactinoma. I agree with Rumpled and often these benign tumors are not seen in the MRI. The treatment for prolactinomas is dopamine agonists like you are already doing taking cabergoline.
It sounds like you are doing everything correctly. Please let me know ...
I agree there are situations the pituitary gland grows during puberty. However, I had some few patients I had to do surgery in order to decompress and give more space for the pituitary gland in order to take pressure away from the optic nerves.
Pl,ease let me know if you would like for me to review her MRI free of charge.
I agree with Rumpled. Furthermore I will be happy to review your MRI free of charge if you would like.
Only after seeing these "findings" I can express my personal opinion.
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