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Stereotactic Radiosurgery – An Effective Treatment for Pituitary Tumors

What are Pituitary Tumors?


The pituitary gland is the most important gland in the body. It is a bean-sized gland which is often called as the ‘master endocrine gland’ as its hormones are in control of various functions in the body. Cancer may develop in the pituitary gland due to various reasons or it may have metastasized (spread) from another part of the body. This cancer gives rise to the formation of an abnormal mass (tumor) in the gland and is rarely known to spread to other surrounding tissues.

Pituitary tumors are endocrine tumor type and can cause various serious complications if left untreated for long as the malfunctioning caused by the tumor in the gland results in several serious problems that may also prove to be fatal.

One of the most preferred methods for pituitary tumor treatment in India is the high-tech stereotactic radiosurgery.

What is Stereotactic Radiosurgery?

Stereotactic radiosurgery is another form of radiation therapy for tumors. It involves a linear accelerator device which rotates around the patient’s body. This allows the body to aim the radiation from every angle and different directions. It also helps to avoid damage to nearby healthy tissues.

The doctor will usually administer multiple small doses to the pituitary tumor over a few weeks and avoid excess radiation therapy in a single session. This surgery is most ideal for pituitary tumors that are in the later stages of development and are causing various complications.

Using Stereotactic Radiosurgery to Treat Pituitary Tumors

Radiotherapy (or radiosurgery) involves using fine beams of high-energy radiation (such as x-ray particles, etc) to destroy the cancerous cells (tumor) from the affected part of the body. A radiation oncologist is an expert in such radiotherapies and uses the various advanced treatment equipment to provide treatment for pituitary tumors often.

Stereotactic radiosurgery is considered a non-invasive surgical treatment and is usually performed to remove very small-sized tumors or to remove the remnants of a pituitary tumor that has been removed through a surgical method. This technique directs the beams of high-energy lasers on to the tumor and destroys the cancerous (tumor) cells using intense heat.

This helps to remove the pituitary tumor completely and avoid recurrence.

Are There any Side Effects of Stereotactic Radiosurgery?

There are a few risks involves while undergoing any form of radiation therapy, such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Redness in skin
  • Dry skin
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Rare seizures

The radiation oncologist will have a discussion with you regarding all aspects of the effectiveness of stereotactic radiosurgery treatment of pituitary tumors.

Why Choose IndianMedTrip for Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Pituitary Tumors?

IndianMedTrip is the most renowned medical tourism service providers in India. It is well-connected to a large network of ultra-modern hospitals that are equipped with the most advanced medical and surgical technology. IndianMedTrip offers each patient with the most affordable and effective pituitary tumor surgery in India package at the best hospitals in the country.

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