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Management of Pituitary Tumors : The Clinician's Practical Guide

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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 specialities that manage these cases, and for pituitary specialists seeking to understand better the contribution of other medical disciplines to the treatment of these tumors.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 318 pages
  • 157.5 x 231.1 x 22.9mm | 725.76g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 52 black & white illustrations, biography
  • 1588290530
  • 9781588290533

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"...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.show more

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Endocrine management has undergone considerable change in the last decade, generating a real need for this brilliantly expanded and fully updated edition of Management of Pituitary Tumors: The Clinician's Practical Guide. Once again, leading physicians from a variety of medical specialties summarize their clinical experiences in treating pituitary adenomas in North America and the United Kingdom. Using simple language to describe their approaches, the authors have produced a comprehensive but user-friendly guide to the many differing aspects of these fascinating tumors. The book combines individual chapters on the latest treatments for prolactinoma, acromegaly, Cushing's disease, and nonfunctioning pituitary tumors. There are also discussions of the latest transsphenoidal and endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal surgical techniques, and the latest radiotherapy techniques, including Gamma Knife radiosurgery, all explained in terms that the nonsurgical specialist will understand. Expert guidance is also provided on surgical assessment, on anesthetic management, and on the early and long-term postoperative management of pituitary tumors. To round out the clinician's understanding of the illness, a patient describes the actual experience of diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up. Authoritative 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 across all the specialties that manage these cases, and for those pituitary specialists seeking to understand better the contribution of other medical disciplines to the treatment of these formidable tumors.show more

Table of contents

Pathogenesis of Pituitary Adenomas Andrew Levy Prolactinoma Prakash Abraham and John S. Bevan Acromegaly Mary Lee Vance Cushing's Disease Christian A. Koch and George P. Chrousos Nonfunctioning Pituitary Tumors Mary H. Samuels Visual Manifestations of Pituitary Tumors Ian MacDonald and Michael P. Powell Surgical Assessment and Anesthetic Management of the Pituitary Patient Michael P. Powell and Nicholas P. Hirsch Transsphenoidal Surgery Kamal Thapar and Edward R. Laws, Jr. Transcranial Surgery Michael P. Powell and Jonathan R. Pollock Endoscopic Endonasal Transsphenoidal Surgery Paolo Cappabianca and Enrico de Divitiis Early Postoperative Management of Pituitary Tumors Michael P. Powell, Jonathan R. Pollock, Stefanie Baldeweg, and Stafford L. Lightman Long-Term Postoperative Management Paul V. Carroll and Ashley B. Grossman Conventional Radiotherapy for Pituitary Adenomas Michael Brada Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Secretory Pituitary Adenomas Mary Lee Vance and Edward R. Laws, Jr. Parasellar Lesions Other Than Pituitary Adenomas Kamal Thapar, Tomohiko Kohata, and Edward R. Laws, Jr. A Patient's Perspective on Pituitary Tumors Patsy Perrin Indexshow more