Pituitary Tumors in Pregnancy

Pituitary Tumors in Pregnancy

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Pituitary adenomas account for 10-15% of all intracranial tumors and they frequently impair fertility. The development of medical and surgical therapy for such tumors has turned pregnancy into a reality for women harboring pituitary adenomas. However, gestation risks for both mother and fetus are still of concern for endocrinologists, gynecologists and pediatricians. This book intends to update knowledge on this topic, mainly regarding fertility restoration as well as gestational and post gestational management of patients with pituitary tumors.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 203 pages
  • 157.5 x 236.2 x 17.8mm | 476.28g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2001 ed.
  • XII, 203 p.
  • 0792374428
  • 9780792374428

Table of contents

Contributors. Preface; M.D. Bronstein. 1. Impact of Pregnancy on Normal Pituitary Function; L.F. Morris, G.D. Braunstein. 2. The Roles of Growth Hormone, Prolactin and Placental Lactogen in Maternal Metabolism and Fetal Development; M. Freemark, S. Handwerger. 3. Hormonally Active Drugs and the Fetus; R. Mortimer. 4. Prolactinomas and Pregnancy; N.R.C. Musolino, M.D. Bronstein. 5. Pregnancy and Acromegaly; V. Herman-Bonert, S. Melmed. 6. Clinically Non-Functioning Adenomas; M.E. Molitch. 7. Lymphocytic Hypophysitis; M.P. Gillam, M.E. Molitch. 8. Cushing's Disease in Pregnancy; Z.T. Madhum, D.C. Aron. 9. Restoration of Ovarian Cyclicity and Ovulation Induction in Hypopituitary Women; P. Serafini, et al. Index.
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Review quote

`Pituitary Tumors in Pregnancy is a fitting addition to the Endocrine Updates series. The aim of these publications is to provide the clinician with cutting edge, yet succinct, access to the latest advances in endocrinology. Pituitary Tumors in Pregnancy continues the standard of excellence as the fifteenth volume in the series of topical updates. '
Shlomo Melmed, M.D., Series Editor, Endocrine Updates
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