Thanks for writing to us.
The pituitary tumours are usually located in a region called Cell Tursica very close to a region called Optic Chiasma where the fibres of Left and Right Optic nerves Criss Cross each other.Usually the tumors therefore produce a visual field
defect called bitemporal/binasal hemianopias.therefore it is very important to you to consult a Neuro surgeon for an Elective Neuro Surgical procedure.
Depending upon the severity of the pressure effect and harmonal imbalance,the neurosurgical procedure
will be decided either as a (1) Trans Sphenoidal approach in which case a team of Neuro surgeon/ENT Surgeon and a Maxillo facial surgeons will perform the Surgery an externally there will be no visible scar.
(2)thru' infra temporal route; This involves opening the skull from a side behind the forehead by a neuro surgeon.athis procedure involves production of scars
in the temporal area.
Kindly discuss the issue thoroughly with your Neuro surgeon and then decide about the Elective procedure.
Wishing you a quick recovery.,
Dr Lt Cdr ASN bhushan.