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The Pituitary Adenoma

  • Kalmon D. Post
  • Ivor M. D. Jackson
  • Seymour Reichlin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Pathophysiology of Pituitary Tumors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Seymour Reichlin
      Pages 29-45
    3. Lester S. Adelman
      Pages 47-61
  3. Clinical Features of Pituitary Tumors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Bruce J. Biller, Aubrey Boyd III, Mark E. Molitch, Kalmon D. Post, Samuel M. Wolpert, Seymour Reichlin
      Pages 65-90
    3. Richard H. Goodman, Mark E. Molitch, Kalmon D. Post, Ivor M. D. Jackson
      Pages 91-108
    4. Ivor M. D. Jackson
      Pages 109-118
    5. Mark E. Molitch
      Pages 119-139
    6. Mark E. Molitch
      Pages 151-158
    7. Kalmon D. Post, David L. Kasdon
      Pages 159-216
  4. Clinical Evaluation of Pituitary Tumors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Kalmon D. Post, Bruce J. Biller, Ivor M. D. Jackson
      Pages 239-258
    3. John W. Gittinger Jr.
      Pages 259-286
    4. Samuel M. Wolpert
      Pages 287-320
  5. Treatment of Pituitary Tumors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-321
    2. Mark E. Molitch
      Pages 323-339
    3. Bruce W. Pearson, Eugene B. Kern, Thomas J. McDonald, Edward R. Laws Jr.
      Pages 365-377
    4. Kalmon D. Post
      Pages 379-400
    5. Kalmon D. Post
      Pages 401-415
    6. William E. Cobb
      Pages 417-435
    7. Raymond N. Kjellberg, Bernard Kliman
      Pages 459-478
    8. Peter O. Kohler
      Pages 479-498
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 499-507

About this book

Introduction

The idea for this book developed as an outcome of a multidisciplinary sym­ posium entitled "Pituitary Adenoma Update" that was held at Tufts-New En­ gland Medical Center in April 1977. The purpose of that symposium was to put together our current knowledge of the cause of pituitary tumors and discuss the diagnostic evaluation and management that was now appropriate, in light of the rapid advances that had taken place so recently in this area. Those of our colleagues who had presented papers at the symposium, as well as a number of others, were invited to contribute to this volume, which should serve as a presentation of the "state of the art" on all aspects of pitu­ itary tumors. We felt that such a book would be of value to endocrinologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, and pathologists who are involved in the investigation or care of patients with pituitary disorders. For a number of reasons, a review of pituitary adenomas seems particu­ larly timely. Rapid advances have taken place coincidentally in the fields of neurosurgery, neuroendocrinology, neuroradiology, neuropathology, and neuropharmacology. Seven major developments in these areas have occurred independently and almost simultaneously that have virtually revolutionized our approach to pituitary adenomas.

Keywords

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Editors and affiliations

  • Kalmon D. Post
    • 1
  • Ivor M. D. Jackson
    • 1
  • Seymour Reichlin
    • 1
  1. 1.New England Medical Center HospitalBostonUSA

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