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Question Pituitary Microadenoma; Hypo or Hyper!

I am a little confused on this matter, pituitary microadenoma, they are both listed as causes for hyper and hypo cortisolism , so can they work both ways then?
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Pituitary adenoma presents in two ways
1. functional or excess hormone producing tumor. the signs and symptoms will be determined by hormones produced eg high ACTH--->hypercorticolism, high growth hormone -->acromegaly or gigantism etc

2. Non functional tumors...Non hormone producing types. they compress the pituitary gland -->low hormone production Eg low ACTH-->hypocortisol, low TSH--->hypothyroidism
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Pituitary adenoma presents in two ways
1.functional or excess hormone producing tumor.the signs and symptoms will be determined by hormones produced eg high ACTH--->hypercorticolism,high growth hormone -->acromegaly or gigantism etc

2.Non functional tumors...Non hormone producing types.they compress the pituitary gland -->low hormone production Eg low ACTH-->hypocortisol,low TSH--->hypothyroidism
thank you so much this is what i wanted to verify
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