About three years ago I was diagnosed with a type of brain tumor called pituitary adenoma, it grows within the pituitary gland that it located in the base of the brain. This gland is extremely important because it’s hormones are responsible of major functions of the human body such as growth, blood pressure, metabolism, temperature regulation, water and osmolarity, pregnancy, sex organ function in both women and men and regulating thyroid gland function.
Brain tumor that grows in the pituitary gland not only affect the gland’s function but it also might cause vision problems since its very close to the optic nerves.
I have done endoscopic transphenoidal brain surgery to remove the tumor last Oct in the National Guard Hospital in Riyadh.
After I recovered from the surgery I received a lot of emails from people who have similar brain tumor asking me about the surgery, recovery and many other things.
I made this room to share my experience of the endoscopic transphenoidal brain surgery and answer questions regarding the treatment options, surgery and the recovery.