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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 disease: Causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments   English
Abstract: This handout explains Cushing's disease, 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: 12/2018
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).
Author: Neurology-Neurosurgery
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2018
UWMC Dept: Neurology-Neurosurgery
Revised Date: 12/2018
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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