Anatomical Approach to Giant Pituitary Tumors

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Introduction Various classifications of pituitary tumors have been proposed on the basis of size, radiographic appearance, cytogenesis, staining properties, and endocrine function. There is no consensus regarding the terminology to…

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Transsphenoidal Resection of Craniopharyngiomas

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“The most formidable of intracranial tumors” Harvey Cushing (1932) Introduction The introduction of the transsphenoidal approach to the pituitary fossa by Schloffer in 1907 revolutionized the management of pituitary pathology….

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Pituitary Tumors in Infancy and Childhood

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Introduction Although pituitary and sellar region tumors are relatively rare in infancy and childhood (overall incidence rate of approximately 0.5 per 100,000 person years), these tumors still account for up…

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Pituitary Metastases

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Introduction Pituitary metastases are an uncommon manifestation of systemic cancer and usually a marker of terminal disease. With improved survival for various types of cancer and with the use of…

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Transsphenoidal Surgery for Prolactinomas

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Introduction Prolactin-secreting adenomas or prolactinomas constitute the largest group of pituitary adenomas in an autopsy series. They are responsible for approximately 27% of pituitary tumors. In the advent of medical…

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