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How effective is radiation therapy in treating pituitary tumors?
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Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: 85-90%
Depending on size, type and proximity to optic nerves a combination of surgery and radiation is used to treat this condition.
Radiation can be given as radiosurgery in 1-5 fractions or as fractionated. Control rate is very good.

In brief: 85-90%
Depending on size, type and proximity to optic nerves a combination of surgery and radiation is used to treat this condition.
Radiation can be given as radiosurgery in 1-5 fractions or as fractionated. Control rate is very good.
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Dr. Reza Shirazi
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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
In brief: Very worrisome
The pituitary is located very deep and near to very vital areas.
Focused radiation has been tried, but is very difficult to regulate. Direct surgical approach, best through the nose, is more appropriate. Complex array of blood vessels and nerve connections are present around the pituitary that can be permanently damaged by radiation.

In brief: Very worrisome
The pituitary is located very deep and near to very vital areas.
Focused radiation has been tried, but is very difficult to regulate. Direct surgical approach, best through the nose, is more appropriate. Complex array of blood vessels and nerve connections are present around the pituitary that can be permanently damaged by radiation.
Dr. William Goldie
Dr. William Goldie
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