Diagnoses Of Pituitary Gland Cancers Or TumorsDiagnosis of pituitary gland cancers or tumors involves an evaluation of the gland, MRI scan, blood tests, chest x-rays, electrocardiogram and other tests.
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Types Of Tests To Diagnose Pituitary Gland Tumors Or CancerDiagnosing pituitary gland tumors or cancers may be difficult as the tumor may or may not have symptoms, so often they are not even found or diagnosed.
In the event a tumor is found during a diagnosis, or suspected a number of tests may be performed. The tests performed during a diagnosis may include bloodwork and urine tests, imaging tests such as a computerized tomography or CT scan, or an MRI or magnetic resonance brain scan.
Vision tests may also be performed during a diagnosis as pituitary gland tumors can push against the optical nerves and affect vision, especially peripheral vision.