Transsphenoidal Hypophysectomy

  • Keep head elevated on 2 or more pillows when in bed.
  • You may blow your nose gently.
  • It is normal for crusts to form in the nose after surgery. Use the saltwater nasal spray, and apply 2 sprays in each nostril 4 times a day. This will help minimize this. 
  • There may be plastic splints inside the nose. These will be removed in the office around 2 weeks after the surgery. 
  • The stitches under the lip will dissolve on their own over 2-3 weeks. 
  • If there is an abdominal wound, keep it clean and dry. 
  • For ear pain, use Tylenol as directed, or prescription medication as directed. The pain is usually not severe, and will subside in a few days. 
  • Call the office if you experience any purulent or persistent bleeding, clear nasal drainage, or fever above 101.5 F.
  • Make an appointment to see the doctor in 3-4 weeks. Follow up times may vary and you’ll be given specific dates after your procedure.

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