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After pituitary tumor removal

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
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
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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery 35 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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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chastain
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 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
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
If pituitary stalk : Injured, can result in loss of vasopressin, increases loss of fluids from kidnet- presents as thirst, to prevent dehydration.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery 28 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
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery 35 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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 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
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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
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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
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Moore
Dr. Mike Mooreanswered
Family Medicine 9 years experience
It can be dangerous!: If you have a pituitary tumor you need to make sure you follow up with your physician as directed. Unmonitored and untreated, it can cause a lot of pr... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chastain
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Should not affect.: Pituitary tumors, unless massive in size (affecting other areas of the brain), should not affect speech.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
MRI: An MRI of the brain is the best way to see and diagnose a pituitary tumor. Most pituitary tumors are benign (not cancerous).
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