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Non-functioning pituitary adenoma

Disease definition

A rare pituitary tumor originating from normally hormone-producing cells of the adenohypophysis, characterized by a sellar or extrasellar mass manifesting with clinical signs secondary to mass effect, but without evidence for hormonal hypersecretion. Typical manifestations are visual disturbances, headaches, cranial nerve dysfunction, and hypopituitarism but the mass may also be discovered incidentally.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • NFPA
  • Prevalence: 1-5 / 10 000
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: Childhood, Adolescent, Adult
  • ICD-10: D35.2
  • ICD-11: 2F37.0
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0338078
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -

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