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The Melting Brain tumors




- A middle-age male had a road traffic accident while riding a scooter. A CT scan was done which located a large Suprasellar lesion. An MRI followed this which showed a large extensive Pituitary lesion. Does this need immediate surgery ?


- The answer is NO. The prolactin value was done which was 6778 ng/ml which is VERY high. This is what is known as a GIANT PROLACTINOMA


- Such pituitary tumorss literally melt away using a simple medication and do not require surgery. However, close follow-up of such patients is required.


- It is imperative to consult an Endocrinologist for any pituitary tumor before any pituitary surgery is contemplated.


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