Pituicytoma is a rare brain tumor that grows out of the pituitary gland at the base of the brain just behind the eyes. They are often discovered in an MRI performed for another reason. These tumors grow very slowly and produce mild symptoms often assumed to be connected to another, less serious condition.
The tumor is so rare that there are only 35 known cases of pituicytomas.
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The AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute is a state-of-the art facility for adults and children affected by pituicytoma. We specialize in minimally invasive treatments that can pinpoint tumors with immense accuracy. With an endoscope, our surgeons can remove a pituicytomas through the natural corridor of the nose instead of making an incision in the skull. This minimizes damage to surrounding tissue and results in less scarring and pain. Patients also generally recover more quickly with minimally invasive surgeries.