One-third Pituitary Gland Removal May Help Some With Cushing’s Disease

One-third Pituitary Gland Removal May Help Some With Cushing’s Disease

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One-third Pituitary Gland Removal May Help Some With Cushing’s Disease

For people with Cushing’s disease whose pituitary tumor cannot be identified, removal of one-third of the pituitary gland followed by multidisciplinary treatment and care can lead to favorable outcomes, a small study suggests. The study, “Lateral one-third gland resection in Cushing patients with failed adenoma identification leads to low remission rates: long-term observations from a small, single-center cohort,” was published in the journal Acta Neurochirurgica. Cushing’s disease is caused by a tumor in the brain’s…

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