Contents

Preface v

Preface to the First Edition ix

Contributors xv

1 Pathogenesis of Pituitary Adenomas 1

Andrew Levy

2 Prolactinoma 21

Prakash Abraham and John S. Bevan

3 Acromegaly 43

Mary Lee Vance

4 Cushing's Disease 51

Christian A. Koch and George P. Chrousos

5 Nonfunctioning Pituitary Tumors 77

Mary H. Samuels

6 Visual Manifestations of Pituitary Tumors 95

Ian MacDonald and Michael P. Powell

7 Surgical Assessment and Anesthetic Management of the Pituitary Patient 109

Michael P. Powell and Nicholas P. Hirsch

8 Transsphenoidal Surgery 127

Kamal Thapar and Edward R. Laws, Jr.

9 Transcranial Surgery 147

Michael P. Powell and Jonathan R. Pollock

10 Endoscopic Endonasal Transsphenoidal Surgery 161

Paolo Cappabianca and Enrico de Divitiis

11 Early Postoperative Management of Pituitary Tumors 173

Michael P. Powell, Jonathan R. Pollock, Stefanie Baldeweg, and Stafford L. Lightman

12 Long-Term Postoperative Management 181

Paul V. Carroll and Ashley B. Grossman

13 Conventional Radiotherapy for Pituitary Adenomas 205

Michael Brada

14 Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Secretory Pituitary Adenomas 221

Mary Lee Vance and Edward R. Laws, Jr.

15 Parasellar Lesions Other Than Pituitary Adenomas 231

Kamal Thapar, Tomohiko Kohata, and Edward R. Laws, Jr.

16 A Patient's Perspective on Pituitary Tumors 287

Patsy Perrin

Index 309

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