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How to repair damaged optic nerve from a pituitary tumor

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
My response: Sorry to hear of your optic nerve compression, and I assume most of the difficulty occurred at the optic chiasm. First, make certain no further compr ... Read More

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Definitely see your doctor. The optic nerves are adjacent to the pituitary gland. Changes in vision should prompt an eye exam as well as possible MRI ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Neurologic symptoms: You have post-neurosurgical complaints, contact your neurosurgeon please.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
18 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends: Location of the tumor is very important. Of equal importance are the biopsy results. High grade? Aggressive? Low grade? Many neuroglia (neuronal tum ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
20 years experience Ophthalmology
No repair: Unfortunately, vision loss due to damage to the optic nerve from glaucoma is not considered reversible. This is part of the reason that screening for ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Many: It can do nothing and just sit there for the rest of your life, or it can overproduce or shut down pituitary hormone secretion/production. If it's bi ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Spinal surgery : The best surgeons to address this would be a neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
46 years experience Ophthalmology
Unfortunately yes: Retinal detachment often disrupts the supply of blood to the retina. This can result in loss of pressure control, glaucoma and optic nerve damage. Rd ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Trinidad
26 years experience Neurosurgery
It is possible: If any nerve is compressed severely for a long time it can be permanently damaged damage at l4- could cause foot drop it is possible to see compr ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Report visual fields: If the chiasm was affected then, you'd have lost visual fields in BOTH eyes. If you had visual field loss only in one eye then, it is more likely ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jehangir Rao
Specializes in Holistic Medicine
What caused it?: need more information
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Not possible: A severed optic nerve will not re-establish functional communication with any currently known technique or medication. It is unfortunate but will hav ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: No tummy tuck incisions are anywhere near your vagus nerve.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Sipperley
49 years experience Ophthalmology
It depends: If there is a total avulsion of the optic nerve then the vision is nlp(no light perception) and the atrophy will occur within a few weeks. If the avul ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Usually No: It sounds like you have a tumor (usually a meningioma or schwannoma) attached to the trigeminal nerve. This can cause the facial pain that you note. W ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
20 years experience Neurosurgery
Craniotomy: Brain tumors are generally removed through the gentle, temporary removal of the skull followed by the dissection of the tumor off the normal brain ves ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Not by imaging alone: There is no definitive way to determine pathological type tumor by neuroimaging alone.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Most : Intra-axial primary tumors (originating within the brain and not the lining or meninges) in adults are glial in origin.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Brooks
18 years experience Neurosurgery
Spine Tumor: A tumor in the spinal cord itself is unlikely to effect the brain unless the tumor type spread from the brain (this is uncommon) or is metastatic tumo ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Palliative: Retrobulbar optic nerve involvement with metastatic tumor rare. Squamous malignancies are very few in that area. Chemo and RT given have mostly been ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
15 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Depends if complete: If a complete injury of the spinal cord at that level, the patient will be paraplegic, with full arm function maintained. Loss of sensation will be ex ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Highly unlikely: The vagus nerve connects to the heart on the right side, internal organs on left side of neck. A c-section would involve only terminal branches at an ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Hit and miss: May work well, but nerve has to regrow and hopefully re-innervate correctly within the proper sequence and location. This process proceeds slowly, at ... Read More

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