Recent Event Highlights: Prolactinoma Pituitary Tumor: Endoscopic surgery at the Skull Base Institute, Neurosurgery-Macroadenoma Pituitary Surgery, and 6 more...
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It's been two years, and it still hurts to think about. Duncan: 1987-January 4th 2008, 7:15 AM. Duncan, I'm so glad you touched my life, you were an amazing horse. ♥ RIP Buddy. Duncan was the greatest school horse ever, even into his late years, everybody loved him, especially my sister (riding in these clips) so here's my tribute to him. He died one morning from a colic that had been going on for about 12 hours. They would have done surgery, but he was old and had cushings, so they decided what would be best. ♥ I hope they have great fields with big skies in heaven. ♥
Treatment for Prolactinoma Pituitary Tumor using endoscopic surgery by Dr. Shahinian at the Skull Base Institute.
TITLE: Laparoscopic Right Adrenalectomy Using the enseal(TM) System Objective: A 54-year-old woman presented with a symptomatic right adrenal adenoma. During her workup, metastatic lung cancer was found. Her Cushings symptoms were significant, and a right adrenalectomy was performed to palliate her condition before she underwent chemotherapy. Methods: Laparoscopic right adrenalectomy was performed. Arterial supply was cauterized with the enseal device, which uses nanotechnology principles to control current delivery and minimize thermal spread. The adrenal vein was divided with a US Surgical Endo-GIA stapler. Results: The patient recovered well from her surgery and underwent adjuvant therapy for her lung cancer. The final pathology revealed a 5x4x4-cm 45-g adrenal adenoma with a metastatic non small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) focus within the adenoma. Conclusion: Laparoscopic adrenalectomy remains the preferred approach for many adrenal masses. It was associated with a quick recovery in this patient. The enseal Tissue Sealing and Hemostasis system was found to be safe and effective in our first experience with this device during adrenalectomy. The finding of tumor-to-tumor metastasis in this setting is exceptionally rare with an incidence in lung-cancer patients of 0.14% to 0.63%. Resection of metachronous adrenal masses in NSCLC is associated with improved survival. Abs# 9328GS Authors: Fuad Alkhoury MD, JT Martin MD, WS Helton MD, S Yood MD MPH
With his family by his side Pete was laid to rest on March 20 just 28 days short of his ninth birthday. The cause of his rapid decline in health will never be truly known as he had very few definitive symptoms. Pete suffered from Cushing's Disease and was diagnosed with pancreatitis, through a pancreas biopsy, three days before his life was humanely ended. Following his surgery he never resumed eating and grew weaker by the day. Blood work results gave reason to believe that he also had bone marrow cancer but by that time he was to weak to undergo treatment. Goodbye "Piggy". There will never be another one like you.
Part 1 Case - Patient with Neck Pain S/P Wisdom Teeth Removal, TMJ, Pituitary Tumor, Cushing's Disease, Hypothyroid, Dental Surgery, Brain Surgery
www.brain-tumor.org Daniel F. Kelly, MD Pituitary Surgery-Macroadenoma Pituitary Tumor, Endonasal Removal
This is the second news interview that the local Omaha new did for National Cushings Awareness day the first spring after my surgery - April 8, 2006.
Harvey Cushin's 2000th tumor resection.