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non-functioning pituitary tumor and surgery
Hello,

Is surgery necessary if a 6mm non-functioning pituitary tumor is with in 1-2mm of the carotid artery?  Is it a riskier surgery and should it be done before it touches the artery?

Thanks for your time,
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Dear North 48,

A very small pituitary adenoma that is not functional does not represent any indication for surgery. The relationship with the artery is not taken in consideration to indicate surgery for microadenomas.
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