Each tumor poses a different problem. Surgery can achieve:
• Total tumor removal. This is demanded for true endocrine cure in functioning tumors. Endocrine remission may result from near total removal. For macroade-nomas, total tumor removal is probably infrequent.
• Decompression of the optic chiasm and nerves. It is surprising how sensitive the chiasm is to small increases in tumor size, but the net result is that vision can recover even when a comparatively small amount of the tumor has been removed.
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