Treating a Large Pituitary Tumor
After noticing progressive bilateral visual loss and experiencing daily headaches for several months, a woman consulted an ophthalmologist, who recognized the signs of a pituitary tumor and referred the patient to the Multidisciplinary Pituitary Tumor Clinic at Duke.
Imaging revealed a large pituitary macroadenoma 2.8 × 2 cm in size that extended outside the sella. Her optic nerve was also compressed.
Question: How did specialists at the clinic manage her condition?