Surgical versus nonsurgical treatment of pituitary apoplexy

The first prospective study comparing outcomes in patients with pituitary apoplexy—sudden bleeding or death of a pituitary tumor—found that patients managed medically fared as well as those treated surgically in the majority of cases. The multicenter international study, led by Cedars-Sinai investigators, was presented today (April 24) at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Scientific Meeting in Los Angeles.

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