clinicians and specialists thoroughly review in great
detail every aspect of
pituitary tumors. The topics covered include
adenomas, corticotroph adenomas, thyrotroph adenomas,
pituitary tumors, invasive adenomas, and pituitary
carcinomas, as well as
lesions, exclusive of pituitary adenomas, that occur in
the sellar region. Also
discussed are the new methods in endocrine diagnosis,
high resolution imaging,
receptor-mediated pharmacotherapy, microsurgical
techniques, improved methods
of radiation delivery, and the development of a precise
meaningful classification of pituitary tumors.
Much-needed and brilliantly
multidisciplinary, Diagnosis and Management of Pituitary
Tumors offers all
those dealing with pituitary cancer patients
today’s most comprehensive
guide to diagnosis and treatment, one whose coordinated
have sharply improved long-term survival rates for many
Table of contents:
Pituitary Adenomas: Historic
Considerations, Raymond V.
Randall, Bernd W. Scheithauer, and Kalman Kovacs.
Anatomy of the Pituitary
Gland and Sellar Region, Albert L. Rhoton, Jr.
Physiology and Regulation, Miklos I. Goth, Gabor B.
Makara, and Ida Gerendai.
Epidemiology of Pituitary Tumors, Shozo Yamada.
Pathogenesis and Molecular
Biology of Pituitary Tumors, Ilan Shimon and Shlomo
Melmed. Experimental Models
of Pituitary Tumorigenesis, Lucia Stefaneanu. Pathology
of Pituitary Adenomas
and Pituitary Hyperplasia, Bernd W. Scheithauer, Eva
Horvath, Ricardo V. Lloyd,
and Kalman Kovacs. Molecular Pathology of Pituitary
Tumors, Ricardo V. Lloyd.
Diagnosis, Management, and Prognosis of Pituitary
Considerations, Mary Lee Vance. Neuro-Ophthalmologic
Evaluation of Pituitary
Tumors, Shirley I. Stiver and James A. Sharpe. Imaging
of Pituitary Tumors,
Derek Emery and Walter Kucharczyk. Positron Emission
Tomography in Sellar
Tumors: In Vivo Metabolic, Receptor, and Enzyme
Characterizaiton, Carin Muhr.
Pituitary Surgery, Kamal Thapar and Edward R. Laws, Jr.
Medical Therapy of
Pituitary Tumors, Mark E. Molitch. Radiation Therapy of
Including Stereotactic Radiosurgery, B. Dawn Moose and
Edward G. Shaw.
Prolactinomas, Charles F. Abboud and Michael J.
Ebersold. Somatotroph Adenomas:
Acromegaly and Gigantism, Hans-Jürgen Quabbe and
Corticotroph Adenomas: Cushing’s Disease and
Joan C. Lo, J. Blake Tyrrell, and Charles B. Wilson.
Thyrotroph Adenomas, Michael
Buchfelder and Rudolf Fahlbusch. Clinically
Nonfunctioning Pituitary Adenomas,
William F. Young, Jr. Pituitary Tumors in Children,
Nalin Gupta and James T.
Rutka. Invasive Pituitary Adenoma and Pituitary
Carcinoma, Peter J. Pernicone
and Bernd W. Scheithauer. Sellar Tumors Other Than
Adenomas, Paul E. McKeever,
Mila Blaivas, and Stephen S. Gebarski. Tumor-like
Lesions of the Sellar Region,
Wolfgang Saeger. Pituitary Tumors: Future Perspectives,
Gregory M. Miller, Xun
Zhang, and Anne Klibanski.