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How do we treat pituitary tumors?
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Dr. John Chastain
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: It depends.
Often a first step is tumor removal (and obtaining a biopsy specimen), now frequently performed as an endoscopic surgery through the sinuses, usually done by both an ENT surgeon and a neurosurgeon.
Tumors which make pituitary hormones may shrink or stabilize with oral medication. Large or aggressive tumors may require targeted radiation therapy, e.g. Cyber knife, after (or instead of) surgery.

In brief: It depends.
Often a first step is tumor removal (and obtaining a biopsy specimen), now frequently performed as an endoscopic surgery through the sinuses, usually done by both an ENT surgeon and a neurosurgeon.
Tumors which make pituitary hormones may shrink or stabilize with oral medication. Large or aggressive tumors may require targeted radiation therapy, e.g. Cyber knife, after (or instead of) surgery.
Dr. John Chastain
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Dr. Michael Sokol
Internal Medicine
In brief: Medicine or surgery
If the tumor is secreting a hormone, it could be treated with medication and or surgery.
If it is greater than 1.0 cm and growing, it is most often treated with surgery. Once in a while, radiation is used to treat such tumors.

In brief: Medicine or surgery
If the tumor is secreting a hormone, it could be treated with medication and or surgery.
If it is greater than 1.0 cm and growing, it is most often treated with surgery. Once in a while, radiation is used to treat such tumors.
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