Diagnosis and Management of Pituitary Tumors

  • Kamal Thapar
  • Kalman Kovacs
  • Bernd W. Scheithauer
  • Ricardo V. Lloyd

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Raymond V. Randall, Bernd W. Scheithauer, Kalman Kovacs
    Pages 1-12
  3. Albert L. Rhoton Jr.
    Pages 13-40
  4. Miklos L. Goth, Gabor B. Makara, Ida Gerendai
    Pages 41-55
  5. Shozo Yamada
    Pages 57-69
  6. Ilan Shimon, Shlomo Melmed
    Pages 71-79
  7. Lucia Stefaneanu
    Pages 81-90
  8. Bernd W. Scheithauer, Eva Horvath, Ricardo V. Lloyd, Kalman Kovacs
    Pages 91-154
  9. Ricardo V. Lloyd
    Pages 155-163
  10. Shirley I. Stiver, James A. Sharpe
    Pages 173-200
  11. Derek Emery, Walter Kucharczyk
    Pages 201-217
  12. Kamal Thapar, Edward R. Laws Jr.
    Pages 225-246
  13. Mark E. Molitch
    Pages 247-267
  14. B. Dawn Moose, Edward G. Shaw
    Pages 269-277
  15. Charles F. Abboud, Michael J. Ebersold
    Pages 279-294
  16. Hans-Jürgen Quabbe, Ursula Plöckinger
    Pages 295-315
  17. Joan C. Lo, J. Blake Tyrrell, Charles B. Wilson
    Pages 317-332
  18. Michael Buchfelder, Rudolf Fahlbusch
    Pages 333-342
  19. William F. Young Jr.
    Pages 343-351
  20. Nalin Gupta, James T. Rutka
    Pages 353-367
  21. Peter J. Pernicone, Bernd W. Scheithauer
    Pages 369-385
  22. Paul E. McKeever, Mila Blaivas, Stephen S. Gebarski
    Pages 387-447
  23. Wolfgang Saeger
    Pages 449-460
  24. Gregory M. Miller, Xun Zhang, Anne Klibanski
    Pages 461-465
  25. Back Matter
    Pages 467-479

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kamal Thapar
    • 1
  • Kalman Kovacs
    • 2
  • Bernd W. Scheithauer
    • 3
  • Ricardo V. Lloyd
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University Health NetworkUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineSt. Michael’s HospitalTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Department of PathologyMayo ClinicRochesterUSA

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