Thyrotropinoma (TSHoma) is a slow-growing, benign tumor in the pituitary gland. These tumors produce too much thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), causing the thyroid gland to enlarge and secrete excess thyroxin. This leads to hyperthyroidism, a potentially serious medical condition. TSHoma is very rare, representing one to two percent of all pituitary adenomas. The average age of people affected by TSHoma is 40 to 50, but tumors may go undetected for many years. Symptoms include nervousness, irritability, weight loss and difficulty sleeping, although some people experience mild or no symptoms.
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The AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute is a state-of-the-art facility for adults and children affected by TSHoma. We specialize in minimally invasive treatments that identify and remove tumors with immense accuracy. These advanced techniques pinpoint affected tissue with millimeter precision, enabling our surgeons to remove the tumor or reduce its size and return normal function to the pituitary gland. Minimally invasive endoscopic approaches allow tumor removal through the nasal cavity. Recovery is quicker, because no incision is made.