Radiological Assessment of the Pituitary Gland

  • L. Morris
  • I. Wylie
Conference paper
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 21)


The treatment of pituitary gland tumours, particularly where there is no clinical evidence of supra-sellar extension, rarely involves an open surgical procedure. In these cases, pituitary ablation can be carried out by one of several methods including trans-sphenoidal and transethmoidal hypophysectomy, trans-sphenoidal cryosurgery, trans-sphenoidal yttrium implantation, external irradiation and transfrontal stereotactic yttrium implantation. Irrespective of the method employed, accurate investigation of the pituitary gland is essential, but this is particularly important with stereotactic implantation.


Pituitary Gland Cavernous Sinus Radiological Assessment Lateral Extension Arrow Head 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Morris
    • 1
  • I. Wylie
    • 1
  1. 1.The Radiodiagnostic Department and the Section of Neurological ScienceThe London HospitalLondonEngland

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