Pituitary Tumors in Oncology

  • Ian E. McCutcheon
Part of the M. D. Anderson Cancer Care Series book series (MDCCS)


Pituitary Adenoma Pituitary Gland Pituitary Tumor Cavernous Sinus Transsphenoidal Surgery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian E. McCutcheon
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  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryThe University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

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