How Do Doctors Test For and Diagnose Pituitary Tumors?

The endocrinologist (hormone doctor) will go over your child’s medical history and do a physical exam. He may also do one or more of the following tests:

  • Blood tests
  • Vision tests
  • X-rays
  • Other imaging tests (usually an MRI)
  • Biopsy (looking at a sample of the tumor)

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