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Is cortef (hydrocortisone) a medicine used after a pituitary tumor removal to replace your missing hormones?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
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In brief: Sometimes

If a patient has surgery to remove a brain tumor which affects the pituitary gland, then yes, Cortef (hydrocortisone) may be necessary when acth secretion is inadequate to keep the patient's cortisol level in an acceptable range.

In brief: Sometimes

If a patient has surgery to remove a brain tumor which affects the pituitary gland, then yes, Cortef (hydrocortisone) may be necessary when acth secretion is inadequate to keep the patient's cortisol level in an acceptable range.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Solu-cortef

Is a glucocorticoid similar to the steroid produced in the adrenal after stimulation by the pituitary hormone acth.
The hypothalmaic pituitary access is complex. Tumor does destroy not only hormone production, but rhythmic secretion: thyroid, gonads, adrenals, milk secretion, melanocytes, growth hormones are from the front; and oxytocin, and anti-diuretic hormone from te post. Pitu.

In brief: Solu-cortef

Is a glucocorticoid similar to the steroid produced in the adrenal after stimulation by the pituitary hormone acth.
The hypothalmaic pituitary access is complex. Tumor does destroy not only hormone production, but rhythmic secretion: thyroid, gonads, adrenals, milk secretion, melanocytes, growth hormones are from the front; and oxytocin, and anti-diuretic hormone from te post. Pitu.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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