Pituitary Tumors Surgery

Most tumours of the pituitary gland and suprasellar region are adenomas. Pituitary tumours are rarely carcinomas. In the region of the Turkish saddle, meningiomas, craniopharyngiomas, dermoid cysts, and possibly metastatic lesions can also develop. Pituitary adenomas are benign (non-cancerous) tumours of the pituitary gland - a small gland in the form of a rounded formation located on the lower surface of the brain, in the so-called Turkish saddle. Adenomas make up about 80% of pituitary tumours.

Experts note that in women aged 30-40 years, this disease is more common than in men. It is worth noting that the pituitary gland is an appendage of the brain responsible for the production of growth hormones, metabolism and puberty. The symptoms of the disease at an early stage are weak and for a long time, a person may not be aware of the presence of the disease.

Symptoms 

Patients with this diagnosis noted the presence of the following symptoms: 

  • The presence of a painful nodule; 
  • Violation of hormone production; 
  • Decrease in appetite and body weight; 
  • Obesity; 
  • Decrease in libido; 
  • Increased fatigue and others. 

A qualified doctor will conduct the necessary examination and establish the correct diagnosis.

Treatment

The leading Israeli clinic employs highly qualified specialists who have all the necessary knowledge and skills to treat pathologies. We apply unique methods of therapy and modern equipment. Our employees undergo special training annually. The wards of our department are equipped with everything necessary for the speedy recovery of patients. We set tariffs at the state level. Thus, you get a wide range of services at an affordable price. If necessary, our medical staff will help to contact charitable foundations.

Often, therapy consists of taking medications and performing surgery. The patient undergoes chemotherapy before surgery. It is worth noting that the surgeons of our department use minimally invasive methods of surgery.

Pituitary tumours secreting ACTH, growth hormone or thyroid-stimulating hormone are surgically excised, usually using a transsphenoidal approach. Sometimes, with surgically inaccessible or multifocal tumours, radiation therapy is necessary. Dopaminergic agonists (e.g. bromocriptine, pergolide, cabergoline) are effective in prolactin-producing adenomas. As a rule, surgery and radiation therapy are not required.