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Prevalence, clinical presentation, management of pituitary tumour and its complications among elderly population in Mumbai, India



Kumar Abhinav1* & Uday B. Andar2



1Department of Neurosurgery, Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, India; 2Department of Neurosurgery, BaiJerbai Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai, India;



Abhinav E-mail:drkabhinav11@gmail.com; Phone: +91-9801377777

Uday B. Andar E-mail:udayandar@gmail.com; Phone: +91-9820144021


Article Type

Research Article



Received December 1, 2023; Revised December 31, 2023; Accepted December 31, 2023, Published December 31, 2023



Pituitary tumour is not typically thought of as an elderly patient's condition. Hence, we examined all cases of confirmed or suspected pituitary tumour diagnosed in a tertiary hospitals at Mumbai, India during May 2015 and May 2023 among patients over the age of 70 to evaluate the prevalence, clinical presentation, management, complications in elderly patients with a pituitary tumour. After the age of 70 years, 16% people having pituitary tumour were observed. The volume of fossa was statistically greater in elderly patients. The duration of follow up was statistically longer in younger controls. The visual defects observed in elderly group were greater than young patients. Pituitary adenomas in old patients can be treated with trans-sphenoidal-adenomectomy. However, the proportion is lower than younger controls. Data shows that post-operative radiotherapy was more commonly observed in old patients with pituitary adenoma than younger controls.



Pituitary tumours, clinical presentation, management, complications, elderly



Abhinav & Andar, Bioinformation 19(12): 1139-1144 (2023)


Edited by

P Kangueane






Biomedical Informatics



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