Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with hyperpituitarism?

Updated: Oct 24, 2016
  • Author: Alicia Diaz-Thomas, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Robert P Hoffman, MD  more...
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Endocrinologists fill a critical role in the diagnosis, preoperative, perioperative, and postoperative management of all pediatric patients with pituitary adenomas.

The experience of the neurosurgeon is critical for the outcome of transsphenoidal adenomectomy. In addition, the referring physician should obtain the published outcome and adverse event profiles for the surgeon and her or his institution. Such information should be discussed with the patient and patient's family prior to referral to another institution.


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