Pituitary Innovation and Teaching

Long-term perspective

Most patients respond well to treatment and have non-cancerous tumours.  For long-term follow-up most patients will need a yearly MRI of the pituitary gland and yearly visual fields eye tests, and regular visits with the endocrinologist and ophthalmologist or optometrist.

Family doctors need to make sure that patients get these tests and appointments on a regular basis so it is essential that patients regularly see their family doctor to arrange the tests. If patients have any new surgical issues, the family doctor should refer you back to the neurosurgeon.


Page last updated: November 22, 2016