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A 46-year-old female asked:

At university where seeing neurosurgery for spinal tumor but endocrinology there disagrees with mayo diagnosis of adrenal insufficiency, is it too dangerous to have neurosurgery there given ai issue?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Wrong forum: This forum is not suited for the complex issue you have questions about. There is insufficient means to evaluate your history and make reasonable suggestions. Please talk to all of your doctors involved for the best advice and best wisshes for your recovery.
Dr. Philip Kern
Dr. Philip Kern commented
Endocrinology 44 years experience
There is no way we can get between your other doctors; however, people with adrenal insufficiency can go through surgery. They simply need higher doses of steroids to cover them during this period of stress.
Jan 13, 2014
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Trust your neurosurg: You should discuss this matter with your neurosurgeon/ ask what he would recommend. As long as he/she is aware of this possibility, this can be easily manged with a shot of Hydrocortisone if any signs of ai appear. It is fairly easy to manage this probelm as long as the doctors are alerted and aware of it. It only hurts when no one is thinking about adrenal insufficiency and the patieint is under.

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