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Pituitary Tumor Treatment and Cost in India

  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Treatment cost in India ranges between USD 6500 to USD 7500.
  • The hospital stay is of 4 days and 7 days outside the hospital. 
  • Depending on size and location of tumor, a technique used for removal, the success rate is more than 95%. There may be a slightly lower rate of success in open surgeries as compared to minimal invasive ones.
  • Tests required to determine Pituitary Tumor are Vision tests, Blood and Urine tests, Computerized Tomography (CT) scan or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Pituitary Tumor Treatment and Cost in India

 

  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Treatment cost in India ranges between USD 6500 to USD 7500.
  • The hospital stay is of 4 days and 7 days outside the hospital. 
  • Depending on size and location of tumor, a technique used for removal, the success rate is more than 95%. There may be a slightly lower rate of success in open surgeries as compared to minimal invasive ones.
  • Tests required to determine Pituitary Tumor are Vision tests, Blood and Urine tests, Computerized Tomography (CT) scan or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

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Pituitary Tumor Treatment Cost In India

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Pituitary Tumor Treatment Price USD 6,500 No. of Travellers 2 Days in Hospital 4 Days Outside Hospital 7 Total days in India 11

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Pituitary Tumor Treatment

Types of Pituitary Tumors

  • Pituitary Microadenoma – smaller than 1 cm
  • Pituitary Macroadenoma – bigger than 1 cm
  • Symptomatic pituitary tumor – these patients visit the physician with presenting symptoms .
  • Asymptomatic pituitary tumor are usually found incidentally on imaging and do not require any aggressive treatment except for serial imaging .
  • Functional Pituitary tumors – causing abnormal  hormone production , these hormones control metabolism , growth , sexual and other bodily functions .
  • Non -functional Pituitary tumors –  generally diagnosed when they  get large in size and press surrounding structures .

 

Symptoms of Pituitary Tumor

Many a times Pituitary tumors are asymptomatic and seen in scans done for some other disease condition.

Symptoms when present mostly are :

  • Hormonal problems due to over or under production of hormones

Symptoms due to Over production of hormones

  • Prolactin-excess production stimulates lactation leading to discharge from nipple , oligomenorrhoea or amenorrhoea absence of menses , there may be fertility problems
  • Increased   growth hormone production leading to Gigantism in kids and Acromegaly in adults
  • ACTH producing tumors producing excess cortisol leading to Cushing’s syndrome with weight gain , stretch marks around abdomen , high blood sugar , high blood pressure ,hirsuitism
  • Increased TSH –leading to nervousness , irritability, fast heart rate, weight loss , increased sweating

Symptoms due to under production of hormones

  • Less production of growth hormone –causes late growth in children , poor strength of bones and muscles
  • Low TSH  causes fatigue, lethargy , cold extremities ,weight gain There may be lack of energy , general low feeling
  • Changes in vision or Visual loss- when the tumor grows upwards and presses optic nerves , there will be visual changes , patient  will be able to see central and not peripheral , or double vision etc
  • Headaches

 

Tests and Diagnosis for Pituitary Tumor

Many a times asymptomatic and only seen on imaging

Occasionally Pituitary tumors are diagnosed when the patient presents with symptoms which make the physician  suspect and refer for :

  • Complete medical history and physical examination , visual field study when tumor pressing on optic nerve
  • Blood tests to Check for hormone levels .
  • Imaging tests –X rays , MRI scans to check the extent the tumor has grown ,CT scans

 

Treatment for Pituitary Tumor

Pituitary tumors are usually curable, mostly  these are benign tumors so no metastasis

Treatment  plan selected   jointly by team of neurosurgeon , endocrinologist , physician , oncologist in consultation with patient.

Treatment  goal  is providing  relief of presenting  symptoms

  • Few cases require  only monitoring and regular endocrine screening ,
  • Few  cases can be treated by  medication only  ,
  • Few may require surgery , radiation , chaemotherapy  or a combination of the above .

 

Surgery when required can be:

  • Traditional surgery (craniotomy)  – cutting open the skull ,lifting the brain and taking out the tumor , surgery requires hospitalization for about 2 weeks and long recovery period . The risks are high in this type of surgery and is usually avoided .
  • Trans sphenoid surgery approach – endoscopic surgery  performed with the help of fibro optic scope introduced through the nose and sphenoid sinus into the brain ,  tumor broken and scooped out through suction  .This procedure is usually performed as is less risky and  has faster recovery with  only 2 days hospitalization required.

 

After care or Follow up Treatment  :

Blood tests and hormone markers  as well as MRI scans  are done few days  after surgery to check whether the treatment was successful . Screening of the  cases need to be maintained after surgery at regular intervals  to evaluate and modify the treatment plan .

 

Factors Affecting the Cost Pituitary Macro Adenoma Treatment  

  • The hospital patient is opting for.
  • Room –Standard single room, deluxe room, super deluxe room for the number of nights specified (including nursing fee, meals, room rate, and room service).
  • Operating room, ICU
  • Fee for the team of doctors (Surgeons ,Anesthesist ,Physiotherapist ,Dietician )
  • Medicines
  • Standard test and diagnostic procedures
  • Depend on the treatment options : 
    • Surgery 
    • Radiation therapy
    • Medication 

 

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