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Doing our best for Pituitary disorders

Pituitary disorders are still considered by some “rare”, although many experts consider them unfortunately rarely diagnosed. Find out what you can do in this article by Marriage & Family Therapist, Linda M. Rio.

Pituitary disorders and family

Chronic and/or serious physical illness of any kind has far reaching effects that go far beyond the actual physical symptoms of the disease. Medicine focuses on the patient, so that people close to the patient are often ignored. Read about the deep impact of pituitary disorders on families and what can be done to overcome these challenges.

Optimal Exit Strategy: Graded Repair of Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks in Pituitary Tumor & Craniopharyngioma SurgerySafety and Success in Endoscopic Pituitary SurgeryEndonasal Endoscopic Surgery: Access to Midline Skull Base without Brain Retraction

Keeping Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks and Meningitis at Bay. Defining the optimal exit strategy in pituitary and skull base tumor surgery, PNI authors have published a landmark article in the May 2018 issue of Journal of Neurosurgery. Leading the way in the field of minimally invasive surgery, PNI’s expert team reported on intraoperative repair of skull base defects and prevention of post-operative CSF leaks and meningitis in over 500 patients with pituitary tumors and skull base tumors.

cushing's disease

The root cause of many hormonal imbalances is a small pea-size gland, the pituitary, sitting at the base of the brain, which often houses the tiniest of tumors. Patient advocate, Sharmyn McGraw raises awareness for the debilitating and often over-looked Cushing’s disease.

Brain and Pituitary Surgeons Dr. Garni Barkhoudarian (lt) and Dr. Sheri Palejwalla (rt)

It has been an exciting time for pituitary surgeons specializing in pituitary and skull base care with back-to-back meetings in San Diego, California. Here are some PNI highlights from the North American Skull Base Society (NASBS) & International Society for Pituitary Surgeons (ISPS) Annual Meetings, 2018.