What is the prevalence of hyperpituitarism in the US?

Updated: Oct 24, 2016
  • Author: Alicia Diaz-Thomas, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Robert P Hoffman, MD  more...
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Although less common in children than in adults, pituitary adenomas constitute 2.7% of supratentorial tumors in children and 3.6-6% of all pituitary adenomas that are surgically treated. The average annual incidence of pituitary adenomas presenting before age 20 years is estimated to be less than 0.1 per million children.


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