Mr. Nijaguna Mathad
Pituitary Tumours: Treatment
Prolactinoma (Prolactin secreting pituitary tumour) is the only tumour which can be treated medications in the first instance. It can be diagnosed with simple blood test called 'serum proalctin levels'. Hence it is imperative to have blood tests done before any other form of treatment is considered. Although main treatment is medical, surgery is sometimes required.
All other tumours are treated by
Surgery for Pituitary tumours:
PITUITARY MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM MEETING (MDT)
As per the recommendations of NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence), all patients with pituitary tumour and craniopharyngioma are discussed in MDT to recommend best treatment. Pituitary MDT meeting takes place once a month where pituitary surgeons, endocrinologists, neuropathologists, oncologists and neuroradiologists plan optimal treatment. In clinically urgent cases, this discussion will take place after the necessary surgery.
Tina Dickie Phone: 023812067888
Wessex Neurological Centre Fax: 02381204789
Southampton General Hospital Tina.Dickie@uhs.nhs.uk
Southampton SO16 6YD
Janet Burnage Phone: 023 8076 4357
Spire Southampton Hospital Fax: 023 8076 4358
Chalybeate Close Janet.Burnage@Spirehealthcare.com
Southampton SO16 6UY