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Is there a long recovery process from pituitary tumor surgery?

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 more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Tumor Surgery (Definition)

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


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Is pituitary tumor surgery risky?

Is pituitary tumor surgery risky?

Yes: Yes. This gland sits in a bony bowl behind and between the eye balls. Find a specialized center and a neurosurgeon that treats these commonly. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Cranial never?: It may involve your second cranial never? Call your surgeon... If you notice salty drainage from your nose, call you neurosurgeon right a way... ...Read more

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Are there any options besides surgery for pituitary tumors?

Are there any options besides surgery for pituitary tumors?

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 more

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What's the recovery process like after bone tumor surgery?

What's the recovery process like after bone tumor surgery?

It depends what kind: Tumor is if begin the recovery period is minimum, if malignant it take long time. ...Read more

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How do I assist with the recovery process of a patient who had a pituitary tumor removed?

How do I assist with the recovery process of a patient who had a pituitary tumor removed?

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 more

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Whats the recovery after bone tumor surgery?

Whats the recovery after bone tumor surgery?

Recovery: Depends on many factors: what bone is affected, type of surgery, age and health status of the patient, etc. This is best discussed with the doctor performing the procedure. ...Read more

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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

Neoplasms (Definition)

"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