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Is There A Long Recovery Process From Pituitary Tumor Surgery
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
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
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 what kind: Tumor is if begin the recovery period is minimum, if malignant it take long time. ...Read more
Encourage + monitor.: Nursing a pituitary patient back to health, in the short term, encourage light but regular activity (limited walking) once they are home. Plenty of fluids, avoid aggressive nose blowing, avoid straining when going to the bathroom, and encourage compliance with any prescribed medicines. Watch for leakage of clear fluid from the nose, vision change, severe headache, extreme thirst, and fever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How serious is removal of pituitary tumor using transphenoidal procedure and what is recovery time? When can one go home after procedure?
Well tolerated: The more modern method for pituitary tumor resection is via a transnasal endoscopic approach that is a modification of the transphenoidal approach. Although there are always risks, in experienced hands these risks are very low. Depending on the size/ tenacity of the tumor, patients generally go home in 1-3 days. They should be awake and alert within an hour or two after the surgery. Pain is low. ...Read more
"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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