MRI May Not Detect Pituitary Tumors in Young Patients

MRI May Not Detect Pituitary Tumors in Young Patients

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MRI May Not Detect Pituitary Tumors in Young Patients

MRI scans may fail to detect a disease-causing pituitary tumor in up to one third of children and adolescents with Cushing’s disease, a study found. In the study, patients with a negative MRI scan result were less likely to enter in remission after having surgery to remove the pituitary tumor than those who had a positive MRI scan result. However, for patients who went into remission, the risk for long-term recurrence was not linked to…

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