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Old 06-17-2003, 01:19 PM   #1
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Son had pituitary tumor and gland removed in February. Now MRI shows a pituitary cyst and he has to go for radiation. I can't understand how he could have a pit cyst if gland and tumor were removed. Is this common?

 
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Old 06-18-2003, 03:18 AM   #2
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Hi saar- Are you sure they actually removed the ENTIRE pituitary gland?
Because I've heard of small tumors being surgically resected (removed) but the gland is left more or less in tact. That being the case, cystic recurrances can happen. And followup radiation therapy is often needed and has a high likelihood of success.

Course I'm not a doctor,simply a lay person who comes from a family with a fascination and interest in medicine.. and I do a lot of research and reading, but I would ask your surgeon to clarify.....

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