Management of Pituitary Tumors

The Clinician’s Practical Guide

  • Michael P. Powell
  • Stafford L. Lightman
  • Edward R. LawsJr.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Andrew Levy
    Pages 1-20
  3. Prakash Abraham, John S. Bevan
    Pages 21-41
  4. Mary Lee Vance
    Pages 43-50
  5. Christian A. Koch, George P. Chrousos
    Pages 51-75
  6. Mary H. Samuels
    Pages 77-94
  7. Ian MacDonald, Michael P. Powell
    Pages 95-108
  8. Michael P. Powell, Nicholas P. Hirsch
    Pages 109-125
  9. Kamal Thapar, Edward R. Laws Jr.
    Pages 127-145
  10. Michael P. Powell, Jonathan R. Pollock
    Pages 147-159
  11. Paolo Cappabianca, Enrico de Divitiis
    Pages 161-171
  12. Michael P. Powell, Jonathan R. Pollock, Stefanie Baldeweg, Stafford L. Lightman
    Pages 173-180
  13. Paul V. Carroll, Ashley B. Grossman
    Pages 181-204
  14. Mary Lee Vance, Edward R. Laws Jr.
    Pages 221-230
  15. Kamal Thapar, Tomohiko Kohata, Edward R. Laws Jr.
    Pages 231-286
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 309-318

About this book


Endocrine management has undergone considerable change in the last decade, generating a real need for this brilliantly expanded and fully updated edition of Management of Pituitary Tumors: The Clinician's Practical Guide. Once again, leading physicians from a variety of medical specialties summarize their clinical experiences in treating pituitary adenomas in North America and the United Kingdom. Using simple language to describe their approaches, the authors have produced a comprehensive but user-friendly guide to the many differing aspects of these fascinating tumors. The book combines individual chapters on the latest treatments for prolactinoma, acromegaly, Cushing's disease, and nonfunctioning pituitary tumors. There are also discussions of the latest transsphenoidal and endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal surgical techniques, and the latest radiotherapy techniques, including Gamma Knife radiosurgery, all explained in terms that the nonsurgical specialist will understand. Expert guidance is also provided on surgical assessment, on anesthetic management, and on the early and long-term postoperative management of pituitary tumors. To round out the clinician's understanding of the illness, a patient describes the actual experience of diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up.
Authoritative and accessible, Management of Pituitary Tumors: The Clinician's Practical Guide brings together all the medical fields involved in treating pituitary tumors, both for novices across all the specialties that manage these cases, and for those pituitary specialists seeking to understand better the contribution of other medical disciplines to the treatment of these formidable tumors.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael P. Powell
    • 1
  • Stafford L. Lightman
    • 2
  • Edward R. LawsJr.
    • 3
  1. 1.The National Hospital for Neurology and NeurosurgeryLondonUK
  2. 2.University Research Centre for NeuroendocrinologyUniversity of Bristol; Bristol Royal InfirmaryBristolUK
  3. 3.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of Virginia Health SystemCharlottesvilleUSA

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