Pituitary Tumours

Pituitary is a small gland in the midline of skull base that has important role in maintaining hormonal milieu of the body. Tumors arising from pituitary present as gradually worsening partial blindness (‘field defects’), headache and endocrine abnormalities, commonest being acromegaly. Management involves a teamwork, with close association of neurosurgeon, endocrinologist and radiation oncologist. Surgery (through the nose or transcranial) is required to excise the tumor, followed by radiotherapy and management of hormonal deficiencies.

 

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