Archive for September, 2006

New Endocrinologist

I attended an appointment with my Mum to see a new Endocrinologist Dr Burger in search of another opinion on the current findings of my blood tests. We sat nervously waiting to be called in. Dr Burger saw us within a few minutes of waiting. I explained my current situation with my Prolactin levels and all my treatment so far that had been unsuccessful. He read through my current blood test results and other medical history provided by my local doctor, previous endocrinologist and Dr Pullar. Dr Burger paused with a serious look on his face. He took of his glasses, looking at Mum and I before he spoke, then delivered the bad news. “Unfortunately you will need Brain Transsphenoidal Surgery to remove this tumour in the next couple of months. There is no other option and it’s quite dangerous to your health if its not removed!” I took a minute to comprehend what I was just told. Then Mum and I just broke down. Even Dr Burger shed a few tears. The next few minutes of this consultation was a bit of a blur because I couldn’t control my emotions. Dr Burger explained the procedure involved through Transsphenoidal Surgery (Brain Surgery through the nose) and I would require an MRI scan and an appointment with Dr Pullar prior to Transsphenoidal Surgery .
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Prolactinoma Follow-Up

I had a follow-up  MRI scan performed at the John Fawkner Private Hospital.  This scan of the Pituitary macro-adenoma showed an increase in size of the lesion measuring 2cm x 2cm x 1.5cm. There is evidence of some compression into the optic and sinus chiasm. Not Good!
Another appointment with Dr Pullar to see what to do next.
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