Stereotactic Curie-Therapy of Pituitary Adenomas. A Long-Term Follow-Up Study

  • F. Mundinger
Conference paper
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 21)


In the various phases of development of hypophysis surgery the low-risk Curie-therapy has continued to have special clinical relevance. As a primary operative measure the radioactive implant placed intratumourally destroys the adenoma or, as a postoperative measure, eliminates the remaining tumour tissue and the hyperfunctioning16. We have arrived at this estimation on the basis of comparative examinations of the results produced by operation only, or by Curie-therapy as opposed to conventional radiotherapy, which we have evaluated statistically. The results are presented in a 1967 monograph12, as well as in other publications, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.


Pituitary Adenoma Work Ability Postoperative Observation Vision Acuity Trans Sphenoid Approach 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Mundinger
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  1. 1.Neurosurgical ClinicUniversity of FreiburgFreiburg i. Br.Federal Republic of Germany

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