Pituitary Apoplexy by Mehmet TurgutPituitary Apoplexy by Mehmet Turgut

Pituitary Apoplexy

byMehmet TurgutEditorAshok Kumar Mahapatra, Michael Powell

Hardcover | December 17, 2013

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Pituitary apoplexy is a rare and life-threatening complication that occurs in 0.6-10.5% of all patients with pituitary adenomas. Unfortunately, pituitary apoplexy is often misdiagnosed before surgery. Furthermore, in spite of all the advances in imaging techniques and therapeutic methods, its optimal management is still controversial owing to the limited individual experience and the very variable clinical course of the condition. This book provides an in-depth review of knowledge of the management of pituitary apoplexy, with an emphasis on clinical and neuroradiological findings and treatment modalities, medical and surgical. In addition, it supplies clinicians and investigators with detailed information on current evidence and considers future areas of investigation and innovative therapeutic philosophies. Both the editors and the authors are leading international authorities in the field.

Mehmet Turgut, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Adnan Menderes University School of Medicine, Aydın, Turkey. He graduated in Medicine at the Ege University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey and subsequently obtained his Specialization in Neurosurgery from Hacettepe University School of Medicine....
Title:Pituitary ApoplexyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:188 pagesPublished:December 17, 2013Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642385079

ISBN - 13:9783642385070

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Definition, History, Frequency, Histopathology and Pathophysiology of Pituitary Apoplexy.Overview: Conservative versus Surgical Decompression for Pituitary Apoplexy.Tumours Types which Show Apoplexy: Predisposing factors for Pituitary Apoplexy.- Non-functioning tumour apoplexy.- Apoplexy in previously known tumours.- Post-operative Pituitary Apoplexy.Clinical Features: Clinical features of Pituitary Apoplexy.- Subarachnoid hemorrhage with Pituitary Adenoma.- Cerebral ischaemia in Pituitary Apoplexy.Visual and Endocrine Assessment: Visual acuity, eye movements and visual fields.- Visual outcome following Pituitary Apoplexy.- Preoperative endocrine function and fluid electrolyte balance.- Endocrinopathies and other biochemical abnormalities in Pituitary Apoplexy.Mimicking Conditions: Carotid artery aneurysm.- Hypothalamic lymphoma.- Rathke's cleft cysts mimicking Pituitary Apoplexy.Management: Conservative management of Pituitary Apoplexy.- Surgical decompression for Pituitary Apoplexy.- Timing of surgery and outcome in Pituitary Apoplexy.Complications: Subarachnoid hemorrhage after transsphenoidal surgery.