Sunday, April 28, 2013

News and Relief

This is grand news for all of us uncured by multiple pituitary surgeries. There is hope for us yet.


Improved Quality of Life After Bilateral Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy for Cushing's Disease

A 10-Year Experience
Sarah K. Thompson, MD,* Amanda V. Hayman, MD, MPH,* William H. Ludlam, MD, PhD, Clifford W. Deveney, MD,* D Lynn Loriaux, MD, PhD, and Brett C. Sheppard, MD*
Ann Surg. 2007 May; 245(5): 790–794.
PMCID: PMC1877068

"Conclusions:

Laparoscopic bilateral adrenalectomy for symptomatic Cushing's disease is a safe and effective treatment option. The majority of patients experience considerable improvement in their Cushing's disease symptoms, and their quality of life equals that of patients initially cured by transsphenoidal pituitary tumor resection."