My dad was diagnosed with pituitary tumor, technically it is a cyst. Cyst is not secretary by itself, according to hormone tests. It is also not disturbing the optic nerve according to MRI and field tests. Currently my dad is taking hormones in low doses as pituitary is not producing required hormones. Some doctors said, he can continue the medication and no need to go for a surgery. But, in another hospital, doctor advised surgery to drain the cyst and fix hole. (Sorry, I don't remember the technical term, but just cementing the opening after draining it)
The reasons for the surgery are as follows:
1. As it is pushing pituitary stock, gland could not function properly and so patient has to continue with the medication life long.
2. If we drain cyst, pituitary gland might start functioning normally and we can gradually stop taking drugs.
1. Will pituitary function normally after the surgery? (Please give your answer from Definitely NO to definitely YES, ranging from 1 to 10. That is, 1 means definitely NO and 10 means definitely YES.) Also reason, if you have one. Reason can be logical or survey or statistical finding.
2. Is there any other methods or medicines to drain the cyst? like osmosis or something?
3. As we are planning a surgery, do we need to go for a robotic surgery? does that precision offered by the robot really matters?
Awaiting your response,