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Martha WrightFinal- She has a pituitary prolactinoma, the benign tumor is likely what is causing her headaches along with early menopause.Treatment- Treatmet should require a transsphenoidal surgery or a transcranial surgery. Medications used are usually Bromocriptine or Cabergoline.Prognosis- Good after medications and or surgery are done.Adrenocorticotropic (or adrenocorticotrophic) hormone levels are at 28pg/mlBenign tumor (adenoma) of the pituitary gland that produces a hormone called prolactin 5 mm on the left side and the X-shaped structure formed at the point below the brain where the two optic nerves

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