Management of Pituitary Tumors: The Clinician's Practical Guide by Michael P. PowellManagement of Pituitary Tumors: The Clinician's Practical Guide by Michael P. Powell

Management of Pituitary Tumors: The Clinician's Practical Guide

EditorMichael P. Powell, Stafford L. Lightman, Edward R. Laws Jr.

Paperback | November 5, 2010

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Leading physicians from a variety of medical specialties summarize their clinical experiences in treating pituitary adenomas in United States and the United Kingdom. Using simple language to describe their approaches, the authors describe the latest treatments for prolactinoma, acromegaly, Cushing's disease, and nonfunctioning pituitary tumors, and the latest surgical techniques. To round out the clinician's understanding of the illness, a patient describes the experience of diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up. Comprehensive and accessible, Management of Pituitary Tumors: The Clinician's Practical Guide brings together all the medical fields involved in treating pituitary tumors, both for novices in the specialties that manage these cases, and for pituitary specialists seeking to understand better the contribution of other medical disciplines to the treatment of these tumors.
Title:Management of Pituitary Tumors: The Clinician's Practical GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:334 pagesPublished:November 5, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617373273

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Table of Contents

Pathogenesis of Pituitary AdenomasAndrew LevyProlactinomaPrakash Abraham and John S. BevanAcromegalyMary Lee VanceCushing's DiseaseChristian A. Koch and George P. ChrousosNonfunctioning Pituitary TumorsMary H. SamuelsVisual Manifestations of Pituitary TumorsIan MacDonald and Michael P. PowellSurgical Assessment and Anesthetic Management of the Pituitary PatientMichael P. Powell and Nicholas P. HirschTranssphenoidal SurgeryKamal Thapar and Edward R. Laws, Jr.Transcranial SurgeryMichael P. Powell and Jonathan R. PollockEndoscopic Endonasal Transsphenoidal SurgeryPaolo Cappabianca and Enrico de DivitiisEarly Postoperative Management of Pituitary TumorsMichael P. Powell, Jonathan R. Pollock, Stefanie Baldeweg, and Stafford L. LightmanLong-Term Postoperative ManagementPaul V. Carroll and Ashley B. GrossmanConventional Radiotherapy for Pituitary AdenomasMichael BradaGamma Knife Radiosurgery for Secretory Pituitary AdenomasMary Lee Vance and Edward R. Laws, Jr.Parasellar Lesions Other Than Pituitary AdenomasKamal Thapar, Tomohiko Kohata, and Edward R. Laws, Jr.A Patient's Perspective on Pituitary TumorsPatsy PerrinIndex

Editorial Reviews

"...offers a relatively comprehensive accumulation of information on the different functional subtypes of pituitary tumor and on the extant modes of treatment. On the whole, the text is quite readable, and the chapters are sufficiently compact and to the point that they can be read quickly and efficiently for guidance on the specific issues they cover...its accumulation of much pituitary wisdom into a small space is well organized, well written, and compact enough not to overwhelm. I recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn more about this fascinating subset of intracranial tumors." - Neuro-Oncology...achieves the goal of teaching patient management while delivering the basis on which the management concepts stand. - J. Neurosurg.