Anatomical Approach to Giant Pituitary Tumors

Jun 10, 2019 by in NEUROLOGY Comments Off on Anatomical Approach to Giant Pituitary Tumors

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

Jun 10, 2019 by in NEUROLOGY Comments Off on Transsphenoidal Resection of Craniopharyngiomas

“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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Closure Methods

Jun 10, 2019 by in NEUROLOGY Comments Off on Closure Methods

Introduction Since the first attempts to remove pituitary tumors through the transsphenoidal approach almost a century ago, it became clear that one of the main challenges was to create an…

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Imaging of the Sella and Parasellar Region

Jun 10, 2019 by in NEUROLOGY Comments Off on Imaging of the Sella and Parasellar Region

Introduction The sellar and parasellar region is a complex and relatively small intersection of endocrine, neural, vascular, meningeal, and skeletal structures. Various types of mass lesions, inflammatory processes, cysts, and…

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Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Pituitary Adenomas

Jun 10, 2019 by in NEUROLOGY Comments Off on Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Pituitary Adenomas

Introduction Pituitary adenomas are very common lesions and represent between 10% and 20% of all primary brain tumors. Autopsy and imaging studies have demonstrated that nearly 20% of the general…

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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

Jun 10, 2019 by in NEUROLOGY Comments Off on Pituitary Metastases

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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