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Pituitary Tumors - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128199497

Pituitary Tumors

1st Edition

A Comprehensive and Interdisciplinary Approach

Editors: Jurgen Honegger Martin Reincke Stephan Petersenn
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128199497
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st April 2021
Page Count: 500
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Pituitary Tumors: A Comprehensive and Interdisciplinary Approach provides the latest information on preclinical issues, diagnostic procedures, treatment options and post-treatment care for patients with pituitary tumors. The book includes basic and advanced knowledge for a broad audience, including physicians, endocrinologists, neurosurgeons, neuro-radiologists, neuro-ophthalmologists, neuro-pathologists, oncologists, radiotherapists and researchers who are investigating pituitary tumors. Readers will find the latest research surrounding progress on uncoding the molecular mechanisms involved in tumor genesis. In addition, standard treatment modalities, including surgery, medical treatment and radiosurgery are explored.

Key Features

  • Provides state-of-the-art knowledge from experts who cover all specialties involved in the field of pituitary tumors
  • Offers a comprehensive presentation of related issues to pituitary tumors
  • Delivers a complete reference book for a broad audience, providing both basic and advanced knowledge


Clinicians, advanced medical students, and Clinical and basic researchers in neurology, neuro-oncology, neuropathology, neurosurgery, endocrinology, and oncology

Table of Contents

Section I. Preclinical Essentials
1. Physiology of pituitary hormones
2. Principles of laboratory investigation for pituitary hormones
3. Pathophysiology and genetics in pituitary adenoma
4. Pathophysiology and genetics in craniopharyngioma

Section II. Neuroradiological and Ophthalmological Diagnosis in Pituitary Tumors
5. Morphological imaging
6. Functional imaging
7. Neuro-ophthalmological diagnosis

Section III. Endocrinological Diagnosis and Replacement Therapy for Hypopituitarism and Diabetes Insipidus in Pituitary Tumors
8. Endocrinological diagnosis and replacement therapy for hypopituitarism
9. Endocrinological diagnosis and replacement therapy for diabetes insipidus
10. Nursing role in self-management, patient education and monitoring of replacement therapy in hypopituitarism

Section IV. Endocrinological Diagnosis and Medical Treatment in Functioning Pituitary Adenomas
11. Endocrinological diagnosis and medical treatment in prolactinomas
12. Endocrinological diagnosis in acromegaly
13. Medical treatment in acromegaly
14. Endocrinological diagnosis in Cushing’s disease
15. Medical treatment in Cushing’s disease
16. Endocrinological diagnosis and medical treatment in TSH-secreting pituitary adenomas

Section V. Surgical Treatment of Pituitary Tumors
17. Surgical anatomy of the pituitary region
18. Microscopic transsphenoidal surgery
19. Endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery
20. Risks of transsphenoidal surgery
21. Ophthalmological outcome of transsphenoidal surgery
22. Endocrinological outcome of transsphenoidal surgery in pituitary adenomas
23. Extended transsphenoidal surgery
24. Transcranial surgery
25. Video presentations of pituitary surgery

Section VI. Histo-Pathological Classification of Pituitary Tumors
26. Histo-pathological diagnosis of pituitary adenomas
27. Histo-pathological diagnosis of non-adenomatous pituitary tumors

Section VII. Perioperative and Postoperative Management in Patients with Pituitary Adenomas
28. Perioperative neurosurgical management
29. Perioperative endocrinological management (including treatment of SIAHD)
30. Perioperative and postoperative nursing care
31. Postoperative endocrinological follow-up
32. Post-treatment follow-up with MRI

Section VIII. Radiotherapy for Pituitary Adenomas
33. Fractionated radiotherapy
34. Pituitary Adenomas: Radiosurgery

Section IX. Aggressive Pituitary Adenomas and Carcinomas
35. Management of aggressive pituitary tumors
36. Medical treatment of aggressive pituitary tumors

Section X. Diagnosis, Treatment and Outcome in Non-functioning Pituitary Tumors and Lesions
37. Clinically non-functioning pituitary adenomas
38. Childhood craniopharyngiomas
39. Adult craniopharyngiomas
40. Rathke’s cleft cysts and arachnoid cysts
41. Perisellar solid tumors
42. Inflammatory pituitary lesions
43. Vascular tumors and aneurysms

Section XI. Diagnosis and Treatment of Co-Morbidities in Pituitary Tumors
44. Psychiatric disorders
45. Metabolic disorders
46. Osteoporosis and arthropathy

Section XII. Special Issues
47. Pituitary incidentaloma
48. Pituitary apoplexy
49. Management of pituitary tumors in pregnancy
50. Quality of life in pituitary tumors
51. Multidisciplinary team perspective: a model of care for patients with pituitary tumors


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About the Editors

Jurgen Honegger

Jürgen Honegger is in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Neurosurgery, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

Martin Reincke

Martin Reincke is the Chairman of Medicine of the Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik IV, Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, and head of the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetology, Munich, Germany.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chairman of Medicine, Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik IV, Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, Munich, Germany

Stephan Petersenn

Stephan Petersenn, MD, ENDOC Center for Endocrine Tumors, Hamburg, Germany. Prof. Stephan Petersenn studied medicine at the University of Kiel, Germany (1984–1987 and 1988–1990) and the University of Vienna, Austria (1987–1988). He is qualified in Internal Medicine (1999), Diabetology (1999), Endocrinology (2000), and Andrology (2007). Previously, he worked in an internship (1991–1992) in the Department of Medicine, University of Kiel, as a Research Fellow (1992–1994) to Professor S Melmed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, USA, as a Resident and Fellow (1995–2000) in the Department of Medicine, University of Hamburg, and as a Senior Physician (2001–2009) in the Division of Endocrinology, University of Duisburg-Essen. In 2009, he founded the ENDOC Center for Endocrine Tumors in Hamburg, while remaining a member of the faculty of the University of Duisburg-Essen. In 2003, he became Associate Professor, and in 2008 Professor of Medicine, at the University of Duisburg-Essen. His research is focused on the diagnosis and treatment of pituitary and adrenal tumors, as well as neuroendocrine tumors. Furthermore, his clinical and basic studies aim for a better understanding of the physiology and pathophysiology of somatostatin receptors. Throughout his career, Prof Petersenn has published more than 160 articles in peer-reviewed journals of high reputation, and he has presented at many international conferences. He is a member of several societies, including the Endocrine society, the European Society of Endocrinology, and the International Pituitary Society.

Affiliations and Expertise

ENDOC Center for Endocrine Tumors, Hamburg, Germany

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