Thank you for posting the query.
You have not mentioned the size and exact location of the tumor
and MRI is not available.
However, based on your description, it seems to be a pituitary region tumour (pituitary adenoma
). It is most often benign (not cancer) and patients do very well with operation.
In most cases, the surgery can be done through nose (without opening the skull bone). After surgery, patients may require medications such as steroids
and thyroid hormone replacement
So, I am sure, your father in law would do well after surgery.
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad