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Is Pituitary Tumor Surgery Risky
This is a general term. Tumor just means lump or mass, but is often used to describe cancer. A surgery to remove a tumor can be quite simple like removing a lipoma which is superficial all the way to a very complex surgery like the whipple which is used to remove tumors in the pancreas. Usually the mass and a margin of ...Read more
Not usually....: For an average pituitary surgery, recovery is relatively short (i.e. Out of hospital in a few days, back to work within a couple of weeks). Recovery depends on many factors, however. Fortunately, surgery usually goes smoothly, but leakage of spinal fluid, excess bleeding, etc. Can cause some bumps along the way, and some patients have prolonged sinus issues or pituitary-related hormone problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had pituitary tumor surgery march 1, 2013 . I have gone for my follow up already. Iam still experienceing discharge its saltyandyellowis this norma?
Will rib fractures secondary to cushings disease heal after the cushings is cured (pituitary tumor surgery)?
I had pituitary tumor surgery on march 1, 2013 I have had this burning sensation that comes from my head goes down to my face burns my eyes.
Yes: Treatment will depend on the type and size of tumor, and the person's age and health. Pituitary tumors that are large or compress other parts of the brain will require surgery and sometimes radiation. If the tumor is secreting excess hormones, drugs can be used to block the excess hormone production. Sometimes watchful waiting for slow-growing tumors is done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends : It depends on symptoms.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have cushings. When I get surgery to get the pituitary tumor out how good a chance is it that I will have permanent remission?
Depends: A good neurosurgeon experienced in pitutiary gland resection can have an 80-90% cure rate right out of the gate if the patient is well chosen. There is a recurrence rate of between 5-10% which is not necessarily dependent upon the skill of the surgeon. Most studies available show a clear positive correlation between the experience of the surgeon and the success rate in this procedure. ...Read more
I have a pituitary tumor and am having surgery soon to remove it. I've been having vision problems, can I expect my peripheral vision to get better?
Yes, and: It will at least not get worse and you should see some improvement with successful surgery. ...Read more
2.4 cm pituitary tumor. Prolactin 180. On cabergoline for 6 months. Have had period again. Does that mean it's working and I won't need surgery?
Maybe: This is a great sign & shows the Cabergoline is doing something & this may all be a prolactinoma. That said, this size tumor will often (not always) produce much higher prolactin levels & the elevated prolactin may be do to something called pituitary stalk compression, now lessened as Cabergoline will shrink most pit tumors. If the case a surgery would be safer/easier. Good news either way! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
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