Thanks for the response. I had a CT Monday which leads them to believe its an epidermoid tumor. I'm having problems with my insurance and the only neurosurgeon in our area..so I guess what I'm still left wondering is..what is the most likely route for a surgeon in removing a tumor in this location? Also, my vision in my right eye has been getting progressively worse over the past year...could that be the reason why?
Thanks for using the forum. I am happy to address your questions, and my answer will be based on the information you provided here. Please make sure you recognize that this forum is for educational purposes only, and it does not substitute for a formal office visit with a doctor.
Without the ability to examine and obtain a history, I can not tell you what the exact cause of the symptoms is. However I will try to provide you with some useful information.
It would be difficult to explain the weakness in the hands based on the MRI findings, which is likely an incidental finding. Many people have suprasellar masses and may not realize it. They are classically benign, slow-growing tumors. I do agree that seeing a neurosurgeon is appropriate. The concern would be the compression on the surrounding structures (tissue, ventricles, etc) and preventing future damage.
Thank you for this opportunity to answer your questions, I hope you find the information I have provided useful, good luck.