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Carol M., Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery

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In 1986, I had to have my pituitary gland completely removed. My MRI showed a “tumor”, but during surgery, they found a vacuum pocket, so the whole gland needed to come out. Presently, my physical state is “OK to good”. I have good days and lots of bad days with arthritis. Before surgery, I was mentally stronger and since surgery stress is less tolerable. I cry a lot easier than ever in my life. I have had a hard time losing my abundance of extra weight. I had surgery at 29, osteoporosis at 34, and a hysterectomy at 36. I was told at the time of pituitary surgery that the Premarin I take would help prevent osteoporosis. In my case that didn’t work. I am easily stressed and depressed and would like to find others in my shoes to correspond with, particularly those close to where I live.

Member: 080340
Newsletter: Spring, 1996
State: Ohio

Garry B., Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery

In May of 1991, I had a tumor removed by transspenoidal pituitary surgery, with excellent results. Most of my Cushing’s symptoms were gone within several months. In the fall of 1992, my symptoms began to recur, although testing didn’t show abnormal cortisol levels. After many tests, in November of 1994, a new tumor was located on the other side of the pituitary.Continue Reading