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Craniopharyngioma: Symptoms and treatments   English
Abstract: This handout explains a type of brain tumor called a craniopharyngioma. It includes symptoms and how the tumor is treated.
Author: Neurology-Neurosurgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2018
UWMC Dept: Neurology-Neurosurgery
Revised Date: 9/2018
Cushing's syndrome: Causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments   English
Abstract: This handout explains Cushing's syndrome, its causes, symptoms, and how it is diagnosed. It also includes a short section on what to expect if your doctor advises you to have surgery to treat your condition.
Author: Neurology-Neurosurgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2018
UWMC Dept: Neurology-Neurosurgery
Revised Date: 9/2018
Deep brain stimulation (DBS): For patients with Parkinson's disease   English
Abstract: This handout describes how to prepare for and what to expect from deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery, during which a pulse generator (neurostimulator) is implanted in the brain. Included are instructions for self-care after surgery, as well as information about the first programming visit, follow-up testing, safety warnings, risks and side effects, and what to avoid, such as exposure to certain electrical equipment and screening devices.
Author: Neurology-Neurosurgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Neurology-Neurosurgery
Revised Date: 2/2012
Deep brain stimulation (DBS): For patients with tremor   English
Abstract: This handout describes how to prepare for and what to expect from deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery, during which a pulse generator (neurostimulator) and deep brain lead are implanted in the brain. Included are instructions for self-care after surgery, as well as information about the first programming visit, follow-up testing, safety warnings, risks and side effects, and what to avoid, such as exposure to certain electrical equipment and screening devices.
Author: Neurology-Neurosurgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Neurology-Neurosurgery
Revised Date: 2/2012
Diabetes insipidus: Causes, diagnosis, and treatments   English
Abstract: This handout explains diabetes insipidus, how it is diagnosed, and treatment options.
Author: Neurology-Neurosurgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2018
UWMC Dept: 
Revised Date: 9/2018
Hyponatremia: Symptoms and treatment   English
Abstract: This handout explains hyponatremia, and how to manage your sodium levels. Hyponatremia most often occurs after pituitary gland surgery.
Author: Neurology Clinic/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2018
UWMC Dept: Neurology Clinic/Med Spec Center
Revised Date: 10/2018
Inferior petrosal sinus sampling (IPSS): What to expect and self-care after your procedure   English
Abstract: This handout explains a procedure called inferiof petrosal sinus sampling (IPSS). This procedure checks for a pituitary hormone in the group of veins on both sides of the head. The results of IPSS will tell your doctor if you have Cushing's disease (a pituitary tumor) or Cushing's syndrome.
Author: Neurology-Neurosurgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2018
UWMC Dept: Neurology-Neurosurgery
Revised Date: 9/2018
Peripheral nerve problems: How they develop and ways to treat them   English
Abstract: This handout provides general information about how nerves work, what happens when they are injured, and how peripheral nerve problems are evaluated and treated. Illustrations include a peripheral nerve and its connections to the spinal cord, the brachial plexus, the lumbo-sacral plexus, and the difference between mild, moderate, and severe nerve injury.
Author: Neurology-Neurosurgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Neurology-Neurosurgery
Revised Date: 11/2014
Pituitary gland surgery: What to expect   English
Abstract: This handout explains the pituitary gland and how surgery is done to treat tumors in the gland.
Author: Neurology-Neurosurgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2018
UWMC Dept: Neurology-Neurosurgery
Revised Date: 10/2018
Prolactinoma: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments   English
Abstract: This handout explains a prolactinoma, which is a tumor (adenoma) in the pituitary gland.
Author: Neurosurgery Clinic/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2018
UWMC Dept: Neurosurgery Clinic/Med Spec Center
Revised Date: 10/2018
Rathke's cleft cyst: Symptoms and treatment   English
Abstract: This handout explains a Rathke's cleft cyst, a sac filled with fluid that forms between the parts of the pituitary gland at the base of the brain. It includes symptoms and treatment options.
Author: Neurology-Neurosurgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2018
UWMC Dept: Neurology-Neurosurgery
Revised Date: 9/2018
Self-care after your lumbar puncture: What to do and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout gives basic self-care instructions to follow after having a lumbar puncture, also called a spinal tap.
Author: Neurology-Neurosurgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
UWMC Dept: Neurology-Neurosurgery
Revised Date: 1/2014
 
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