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After pituitary tumor removal

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Sometimes: It is really quite variable when the pituitary function restarts after the operation. It often depends on how much was removed. Unfortunately, somet... Read More
Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
It can be: Adrenal insufficiency after pituitary tumor removal can be permanent. It often depends on the size of the tumor and whether the hormonal axis was affe... Read More

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Solu-cortef: Is a glucocorticoid similar to the steroid produced in the adrenal after stimulation by the pituitary hormone acth. The hypothalmaic pituitary access ... Read More
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Sometimes : If a patient has surgery to remove a brain tumor which affects the pituitary gland, then yes, Cortef (hydrocortisone) may be necessary when acth secr... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chastain
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: Because the normal pituitary gland is rarely clearly identified in surgery, and due to inflammation after surgery, release of the hormone ADH (vasopre... Read More
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 52 years experience
If pituitary stalk : Injured, can result in loss of vasopressin, increases loss of fluids from kidnet- presents as thirst, to prevent dehydration.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery 27 years experience
Trans-sphenoidal: If possible, the preferred method of pituitary tumor removal is transsphenoidal- through the nose or through the space just under the upper lip. Aft... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Well tolerated: The more modern method for pituitary tumor resection is via a transnasal endoscopic approach that is a modification of the transphenoidal approach. Al... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Very unlikely: First, unless it is extremely large, a pituitary tumor will rarely, if ever, be a cause of a stroke. It is more likely that after a stroke that was ca... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends on size: It depends upon the size of the tumor and whether it impacts other pituitary functions or not. The first option would be medication to initiate shrink... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 33 years experience
Need more info: Really need more information such as location of the abnormality, its character and what type of surgery that you had to provide you with a more meani... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
A growth: A pituitary tumor is simply a growth on the pituitary. It's not cancerous but it could cause problems by increasing or decreasing pituitary hormone s... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Yes: It can recur within a few years. That is why it needs to be followed every year with a MRI after surgery.

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