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What is the outlook for people with pituitary gland tumors?

Tumors of the pituitary gland produce visual and hormonal impairment. Modern techniques have facilitated early diagnosis, accurate localization, and the development of surgical procedures that result in excellent outcomes and shorter hospital stays. Most pituitary surgery requires only two days in the hospital.

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