Tumours of the Pituitary Gland and Skull Base

Called the “master gland”, the pituitary gland produces hormones that regulate various organs and glands, making it critical to the functioning of the body. Pituitary tumors are among the most common intracranial tumours occuring in a variety of sizes. More than 90% of these are benign, about 5 to 10% are a little more aggressive and less than 1% are malignant.

Nearly 20% of people have pituitary tumours but many go through their whole lives without having them diagnosed. Those which do grow however can have serious effects considering the critical nature of the pituitary’s functions and require surgery without delay.

Considering the location of the pituitary gland and its vital importance to the functioning of the body, surgery to extract these tumours is complex and challenging and demands the highest level of neurosurgical skill.

At Sita Bhateja Speciality Hospital we have a highly skilled team of surgeons who have had a high level of success treating pituitary tumours. In fact, the pituitary and skull base surgical programme is among our most highly regarded programmes.

Read more about our Pituitary and Skull Base Tumour Programme here.