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TitleDiagnosis and Management of Pituitary Tumors [electronic resource] / edited by Kamal Thapar, Kalman Kovacs, Bernd W. Scheithauer, Ricardo V. Lloyd
ImprintTotowa, NJ : Humana Press : Imprint: Humana Press, 2001
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Because they raise both endocrine and neuro-oncological issues, pituitary tumors require the coordinated expertise of the clinical endocrinologist, the neuroradiologist, the neurosurgeon, the neuropathologist, and the radiation therapist. In Diagnosis and Management of Pituitary Tumors, eminent clinicians and specialists thoroughly review in great detail every aspect of this unique class of neoplasms. The historical, anatomical, physiological, epidemiological, pathophysiological, pathological, and experimental background is fully explored, and the topics covered include prolactinomas, somatotroph adenomas, corticotroph adenomas, thyrotroph adenomas, nonfunctioning tumors, pituitary tumors, invasive adenomas, pituitary carcinomas, as well as those lesions, exclusive of pituitary adenomas, that occur in the sellar region. Also discussed are new methods in endocrine diagnosis, high resolution imaging, receptor-mediated pharmacotherapy, microsurgical techniques, improved methods of radiation delivery, and the development of a precise and physiologically meaningful classification of pituitary tumors. Much-needed and brilliantly multidisciplinary, Diagnosis and Management of Pituitary Tumors offers all those dealing with pituitary cancer patients today's most comprehensive guide to diagnosis and treatment, one whose coordinated treatment strategies have already sharply improved long-term survival rates for many patients


1 Pituitary Adenomas: Historic Considerations -- 2 Anatomy of the Pituitary Gland and Sellar Region -- 3 Hypothalamicโ{128}{148}Pituitary Physiology and Regulation -- 4 Epidemiology of Pituitary Tumors -- 5 Pathogenesis and Molecular Biology of Pituitary Tumors -- 6 Experimental Models of Pituitary Tumorigenesis -- 7 Pathology of Pituitary Adenomas and Pituitary Hyperplasia -- 8 Molecular Pathology of Pituitary Tumors -- 9 Diagnosis, Management, and Prognosis of Pituitary Tumors: General Considerations -- 10 Neuro-Ophthalmologic Evaluation of Pituitary Tumors -- 11 Imaging of Pituitary Tumors -- 12 Positron Emission Tomography in Sellar Tumors: In Vivo Metabolic, Receptor, and Enzyme Characterization -- 13 Pituitary Surgery -- 14 Medical Therapy of Pituitary Tumors -- 15 Radiation Therapy of Pituitary Tumors: Including Stereotactic Radiosurgery -- 16 Prolactinomas -- 17 Somatotroph Adenomas: Acromegaly and Gigantism -- 18 Corticotroph Adenomas: Cushingโ{128}{153}s Disease and Nelsonโ{128}{153}s Syndrome -- 19 Thyrotroph Adenomas -- 20 Clinically Nonfunctioning Pituitary Adenomas -- 21 Pituitary Tumors in Children -- 22 Invasive Pituitary Adenoma and Pituitary Carcinoma -- 23 Sellar Tumors Other Than Adenomas -- 24 Tumor-like Lesions of the Sellar Region -- 25 Pituitary Tumors: Future Perspectives

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