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NOT MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY. - Kathryn
September 14th, 2012
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From:johnpalmer
Date:September 14th, 2012 07:37 pm (UTC)
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First, I'm glad to hear the good news.

Second - I've seen what almost looked like a marketing site for pituitary surgery, and they suggested that it *was* pretty safe and easy - maybe even outpatient - to fix pituitary tumors. Is it really that simple? Because I have hormonal issues that might be pituitary related, and so that's been kind-of on my mind.
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From:kathrynt
Date:September 14th, 2012 11:30 pm (UTC)
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It depends on the surgery, obviously. The interesting thing about brain surgery is that a lot of the danger comes from 1) infection and 2) moving around or cutting through the thinky parts of your brain, which are on top. So for pituitary surgery, they usually go in through your nose, UNDER the thinky parts. If the surgery needs to be done on a part of the pituitary that is easy to access that way, then yeah, the impact can be fairly minimal -- particularly compared to your standard craniotomy procedure.
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