Items Tagged ‘pituitary tumor’
A Tiny Gland With a Big Effect: Dr. Otten Talks to LoHud.com About Pituitary Gland Tumors
It’s strange to think that an organ no bigger than the size of a pea could have a vital impact on our overall health, but that’s exactly what happens in the case of the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is tiny, and yet it controls the output of so many hormones that it’s often known as...Posted on Mar 10, 2017 by Department Author In Brain Tumor News, News
Brain Surgery Through the Nose? Dr. Otten Talks About TransNasal Surgery
When we see “brain surgeons” operate on TV and in movies, they dramatically open the skull and delve deep into the brain tissue. In reality...Posted on Jan 12, 2017 by Department Author In Brain Tumor News, News
Conditions and Treatments
What is the Pituitary Gland? The pituitary gland is a small gland that sits in the head, just below the brain and behind the nose. The pituitary gland acts as the master gland of the body, producing hormones and controlling other glands in the body. Hormones travel in the blood throughout the body...
NEUROSURGERY Team Dr. Jeffrey N. Bruce, Co-directorDr. Bruce is a leading authority on complex tumors of the brain and skull base. He leads a multidisciplinary effort as Co-Director of the Columbia Neurosurgery Brain Tumor Center and Director of Skull Base Surgery specializing in the surgical...
Spotlight on Dr. Jeffrey Bruce by Pituitary Network Association
The Pituitary Network Association (PNA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting people with pituitary tumors (a type of brain tumor), their families and the medical professionals who take care of them. In a recent issue of their eNewsletter, The Pituitary Network Association...Posted on May 28, 2013 by Department Author In Areas of Expertise, Blog, Brain Tumor, Brain Tumor Blog, Brain Tumors, Doctors, Neurosurgeons, Pituitary Tumors
Craniopharyngiomas are relatively rare tumors that arise in or near the pituitary gland. Craniopharyngiomas make up 2.4 to 4 percent of all brain tumors, and are observed more frequently in children than in adults. While craniopharyngiomas are benign tumors, they may grow quickly and tend to recur...
Anthony L. D'Ambrosio, MD, FAANS
Dr. D'Ambrosio earned his medical doctorate from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine where he graduated Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed his Neurological Surgery Internship, Residency and Chief Residency at the Neurological Institute of New York, Columbia University. In addition, he...
Jeffrey N. Bruce, MD, FACS
Dr. Bruce is a leading authority on complex tumors of the brain and skull base. He leads a multidisciplinary effort as Co-Director of the Brain Tumor Center and Director of Skull Base Surgery specializing in the surgical treatment of gliomas, meningiomas, pituitary tumors, skull base tumors,...