Neurology Community
pituitary tumor and shunts
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding neurology issues such as: Alzheimer's Disease, ALS, Autism, Brain Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Epilepsy, Headaches, MS, Neuralgia, Neuropathy, Parkinson's Disease, RSD, Sleep Disorders, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

pituitary tumor and shunts

My 70 year old aunt was diagnosed with pituitary tumor two years ago.  Surgery was scheduled to remove it through her sinus.   During surgery it was discovered that the tumor was too hard and too larger to remove.  They left it in with plans to check it yearly for growth.  Some months ago she became confused and nauseous and vascular shunts were put in to drain the fluid.  They went back in 3-4 times to adjust the shunts as my aunt did not respond and became more confused.  After more than a month of recovery in the hospital she was moved closer to her home- and then finally to a skilled nursing facility.  My cousin, her only child, has decided that now she just had dementia and there is nothing more to do.  My cousin insists that Drs. indicate the tumor is not the cause of the dementia but will not allow any of us to speak to them or ask questions.  He has said the tumor is the size of a thumbnail and not causing problems.  Early on there was a ct and doctors were satisfied that the shunt was working properly- but clearly something went wrong..Some cracker-jack endocrinologist came in and said she would be better in a few months.  That was several months ago.  She is not better.  She is using a walker and falls, believes her recently deceased husband is alive as well as her parents (who died 20 years ago).  Has anybody heard of this kind of scenario with shunt placement?
Related Discussions
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Neurology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Neurology Answerers
620923_tn?1439824912
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
338416_tn?1420049302
Blank
jensequitur
Fort Worth, TX
293157_tn?1285877039
Blank
Wobbly
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Ball123
1780921_tn?1416842066
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ
209987_tn?1418913008
Blank
tschock
AB