Cushing's patients are notorious for having hard-to-find-and-remove pituitary tumors. Factor in hyperplasia and extension into the adjacent sella and sinus areas, and the problem is magnified. This technology is helping surgeons remove pituitary tumors with a better outcome because surgeons can view detailed, three-dimensional images of the brain in real time during an operation .
The video below tells about one patient's story.
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Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
University of California, Irvine