Thyroid Stimulating Hormone-Secreting Adenomas

What are thyroid stimulating hormone-secreting adenomas (TSH-secreting adenomas)? 

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Thyroid stimulating hormone-secreting adenomas are benign tumors of the pituitary glands. They are relatively rare and cause patients to develop rapid heart rate, tremors, unexplained weight loss, increased appetite, anxiety, frequent bowel movements, and a lump in the front of the neck due to an enlarged thyroid gland.

Why rely on Washington University to treat TSH-secreting adenomas?

Our dedicated Washington University Pituitary Center provides a multidisciplinary experience with comprehensive evaluation and treatment for a variety of pituitary disorders and conditions. Washington University neurosurgeons are recognized as regional and national leaders for the treatment of pituitary tumors like TSH-secreting adenomas.


Neurosurgeons and other specialists in the Washington University Pituitary Center provide a full range of treatments, including minimally invasive endoscopic tumor removal, open surgical techniques when needed, medical therapies, and radiation-based therapies, including Gamma knife radiosurgery, proton beam therapy, and fractionated radiation therapy. The Center also runs several cutting-edge clinical trials to discover new treatments and advance the field. The collaborative surgical team, consisting of neurosurgery and otolaryngology, uses an advanced intraoperative MRI system that provides precise imaging of the tumor and maximizes the extent of safe tumor removal.