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Pituitary Tumors Treatment in Latin America

Hospitals and medical centers in Latin America performing Pituitary Tumors treatment.

Hospital Universitario Austral

The Endocrinology Service depends on the Department of Internal Medicine and deals with the care of patients with endocrine pathologies such as thyroid dysfunctions, osteoporosis, hirsutism and other glandular alterations, such as those related to the pituitary or adrenal glands.

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Clínica Anglo Americana

Clínica Anglo Americana is a JCI accredited medical facility established in 1921 and works with many international insurers. The innovative hospital with its bilingual staff keeps up to date with advanced technologies, and provides treatment in many fields.

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Centros Especializados de San Vicente Fundación

San Vicente Fundacion is one of the best hospitals which offers the best diagnosis & treatment for endocrine disorders. Their edocrinologists are specialised in treating thyroid, adrenal, pituitary gland's problems.

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Hospital Punta Pacifica

A modern private hospital which is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Most of the doctors and surgeons at Hospital Punta Pacifica were trained in the USA or in Europe.

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Hospital Velmar

A small multi specialty hospital located in the town of Ensanada, Mexico. A staff of 50 physicians provides surgical and medical care in over 20 medical specialties. The doctors can speak English, and the hospital provides services to foreign patients.

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San Angel Hospital

A small, modern, private hospital, located in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, right across the Texas border. 50% of the patients come from the United States, due to the proximity to the Texas border, and to the easy access by car and by air.

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San Javier Hospital

A 73 bed private, tertiary, full service hospital. San Javier Hospital is affiliated with 3,000 specialized, board certifies physicians, and offers the full range of medical specialties.

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San Javier Marina Hospital

A tertiary, modern, small hospital, which is part of the San Javier group of hospitals. The hospital employs 48 physicians in most medical specialties, and provides many services to accomodate private and foreign patients.

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San Fernando Hospital

One of Panama’s largest hospitals, offering a wide range of medical specialties and fully equipped facilities. Clinica Hospital San Fernando was the first hospital in Panama to be accredited by the JCI.

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Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

The Division of Nephrology and Eendocrinology provides care for kidney diseases, diseases caused by excessive or insufficient hormone actions, endocrine tumors, and hypertension, which is closely related to problems with both the kidneys and the endocrine system.

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About Pituitary Tumors Treatment

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


What is a pituitary tumor?

Tumors that arise from the pituitary gland itself are called carcinomas or adenomas. Pituitary adenomas are slow growing tumors that are benign, while pituitary carcinomas are malignant. The pituitary gland is a pea-sized gland located at the base of the brain, above the back of the nose. It is responsible for producing different hormones that affect the way various parts of the body work.


Who is at risk?

People with a family history of Carney complex, multiple endocrine neoplasia types 1 (MEN1) syndrome or isolated familial acromegaly have an increased risk of developing pituitary tumors.


Signs and symptoms that may occur include:
  • Headache
  • Some loss of vision
  • Loss of body hair
  • In women, skipping or no menstrual periods
  • Lactation in a woman who is not pregnant or breast-feeding
  • Lower sex drive
  • Slowed growth and sexual development in children
  • Frequent bowel movements
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Runny or "drippy" nose
  • Infertility
  • Weight gain in the neck, face and trunk of your body, and thin arms and legs
  • Easy bruising and fragile bones
  • Joint pain
  • Sweating more than usual
  • Dysmorphophobia
  • Shakiness
  • Anxiety, irritability, and depression
  • Acromegaly in adults
  • In children, the whole body can grow much larger and taller than normal
  • Tingling or numbness in the hands and fingers
  • Snoring or pauses in breathing during sleep
  • Weight loss
  • Trouble sleeping

Diagnosis

Imaging studies and blood and urine tests are used to diagnose a pituitary tumor. Pituitary carcinoma is diagnosed only when there are metastases inside or outside the nervous system. The following tests and procedures may be used:

  • Physical exam and history
  • Eye exam
  • Visual field exam
  • Neurological exam
  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) with gadolinium
  • Blood chemistry study
  • Blood tests
  • Urine test
  • High-dose dexamethasone suppression test
  • Low-dose dexamethasone suppression test
  • Venous sampling for pituitary tumors
  • Biopsy

Treatment

Because the pituitary gland revolves around so many of the body’s functions, a multi-disciplinary approach to tumor treatment is required to ensure the best possible outcome. Treatment options depend on the following:

  • The type and size of the tumor
  • Whether the tumor is producing excess hormones
  • What signs or symptoms the tumor is causing such as problems with vision
  • Whether the tumor has spread to the brain or to other parts of the body
  • Whether the tumor has been diagnosed for the first time or has recurred.

Surgery: Treatment of pituitary tumors usually involves removing the tumor through surgery.

Medication: Medication may be used to reduce the size of the size of the tumor without surgery.

Radiation therapy: This treatment method can be used to treat a persistent or recurring tumor that does not respond to medication, as long as the tumor is a secreting hormone. For tumors that do not secrete hormone, radiation may be used following the partial removal of the tumor if it was invasive.

Replacement hormone therapy: This is often prescribed following surgery or radiation therapy.The chance of recovery depends on the type and size of the tumor, and whether it has spread into other areas of the central nervous system, such as the brain and spinal cord or outside of the central nervous system to other parts of the body.

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