Causes and Risk Factors
The cause is unknown. Some tumors have been associated with changes in DNA. These can be inherited.
Tumors can also be a result of exposure to cancer causing substances. In some cases the DNA changes may occur for no known reason.
Factors that increase your chance of pituitary adenoma include
- A family or personal history of multiple endocrine neoplasia.
- Type 1 (MEN1) -a hereditary condition that increases the risk of developing pituitary.
- Hypothalamus and parathyroid tumors.
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