Sellar/parasellar tumors grow at the base of the skull near the pituitary gland, where growth hormones are regulated. The growths are usually benign, but can cause headache, double vision and facial numbness if they invade surrounding areas. They may put pressure on the pituitary gland, prompting it to secrete excess hormones.
Best in Care
The AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute is a state-of-the-art facility for adults and children affected by sellar/parasellar tumors. We specialize in minimally invasive treatments that identify and remove the tumors with immense accuracy. These advanced techniques pinpoint affected tissue with millimeter precision, enabling our surgeons to remove the tumor or reduce its size and return normal function to the pituitary gland. Minimally invasive endoscopic approaches allow removal of the tumor through the nasal cavity. Recovery is quicker, because no incision is made.