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Table of Contents

Section I Pituitary and Hypothalamus

    1. Development of the Pituitary Gland
    2. Divisions of the Pituitary Gland and Relationship to the Hypothalamus
    3. Blood Supply of the Pituitary Gland
    4. Anatomy and Relationships of the Pituitary Gland
    5. Relationship of the Pituitary Gland to the Cavernous Sinus
    6. Relationships of the Sella Turcica
    7. Anterior Pituitary Hormones and Feedback Control
    8. Posterior Pituitary Gland
    9. Manifestations of Suprasellar Disease
    10. Craniopharyngioma
    11. Effects of Pituitary Tumors on the Visual Apparatus
    12. Nontumorous Lesions of the Pituitary Gland and Pituitary Stalk
    13. Pituitary Anterior Lobe Deficiency in Childhood and Adolescence in Boysd
    14. Pituitary Anterior Lobe Deficiency in Adults
    15. Selective and Partial Hypopituitarism
    16. Severe Anterior Pituitary Deficiency or Panhypopituitarism
    17. Postpartum Pituitary Infarction (Sheehan Syndrome)
    18. Pituitary Apoplexy
    19. Pituitary Gigantism
    20. Acromegaly
    21. Prolactin-Secreting Pituitary Tumor
    22. Corticotropin-Secreting Pituitary Tumor
    23. Nelson Syndrome
    24. Clinically Nonfunctioning Pituitary Tumor
    25. Secretion and Action of Oxytocin
    26. Secretion and Action of Vasopressin
    27. Central Diabetes Insipidus
    28. Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis in Children
    29. Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis in Adults
    30. Tumors Metastatic to the Pituitary
    31. Surgical Approaches t


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About the author

William Young

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine; Vice-Chair, Division of Endocrinology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN