Characteristics of Pituitary Adenomas at Jordan University Hospital: An 18-year single center experience

Duaa Abdullah Hiasat, Odeh A. Dalahmeh, Munther Suleiman Momani, Husam H. Alhawari, Ayman M. Aref, Osama Abdulkareem Almado, Ragahad Waleed Bataineh, Wasan Ahmad Sharieh, Athar M. Al Rawashdeh, Mohammed Jamal Al Murr, Abdulrahman AL-Shudifat


Background: Pituitary adenomas comprise about 10-15% of the total brain tumors and are mostly
benign. Many of them are incidentally found, others present with a wide variety of symptoms and
different sizes.
Aim & Objectives: In this study, we aim to report the characteristics (age, gender, size, functionality)
of pituitary adenomas at our institution during the last eighteen years
Methods: We conducted a retrospective chart review at Jordan university hospital (JUH) over the
period of 2001 to 2019 for all patients with diagnosis of pituitary adenoma. A total of 323 patients were
included in this study. All data regarding age, gender, size, radiological reports and clinical presentation
were collected from electronic files and archives.
Results: The mean age was 37.43 (±15.52) years. There were 104 (32.2%) male and 219 (67.8%)
female. One hundred and sixty patients (49.6%) had microadenomas, 163 (50.4%) had macroadenomas.
One hundred thirty patients (40.3%) were diagnosed to have functioning pituitary adenomas.
Conclusion: Pituitary adenomas are benign tumors with variable characteristics in different cohorts.
Further studies should be encouraged in different hospitals across Jordan to establish a database for
pituitary adenomas in Jordan.


Pituitary Adenomas, Jordan University Hospital.

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