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Understanding the treatment options for pituitary tumors

Posted on Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 at 11:04 am by Williams Hart    

Pituitary tumors, sometimes called pituitary adenomas, are benign growths that form in the pituitary gland. Because the pituitary gland controls other hormone-producing glands in the body, abnormal growths in the organ may negatively affect several body functions and metabolism. Sadly, some studies have shown an increasing number of pituitary tumor cases are associated with Risperdal, an atypical antipsychotic drug designed for individuals with behavioral disorders.

Because pituitary tumors oftentimes put pressure in the brain, treatment is usually necessary. Among the treatment options available for pituitary tumors are:

  • Surgery – Tumors can be extracted through a cross-sectional incision on the upper area of the skull, or through the sinuses and the nose
  • Radiation – Involves the use of powerful radiation beam to directly or incrementally destroy pituitary tumors

If taking Risperdal has caused you to develop any physically and financially damaging disease, such as a pituitary tumor, a lawyer at Williams Hart might be able to help you seek the compensation you believe you deserve. Call us at (713) 352-7071 today.

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