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Pituitary tumour surgery deemed safe and effective for elderly

study from France suggests surgery to remove pituitary tumours is safe and effective for elderly patients, even those with Cushing’s disease.

The research showed a low rate of complications in patients aged 75 and older who underwent minimally invasive surgery to remove the tumours, which often produce hormones.

The study, published in the journal Acta Neurochirurgica, highlights the growing number of elderly individuals facing pituitary disorders as the population ages. Up to 15% of older adults are affected by these hormone-producing tumours.

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