The Pituitary

The pituitary, albeit a small gland, is known as the "master gland" of the endocrine system and contributes to a wide spectrum of disorders, diseases, and syndromes. Since the publication of the second edition of The Pituitary, in 2002, there have been major advances in the molecular biology research of pituitary hormone production and action and there is now a better understanding of the pathogenesis of pituitary tumors and clinical syndromes resulting in perturbation of pituitary function. There have also been major advances in the clinical management of pituitary disorders. Medical researchers and practitioners now better understand the morbidity and mortality associated with pituitary hormone hyposecretion and hypersecretion. Newly developed drugs, and improved methods of delivering established drugs, are allowing better medical management of acromegaly and prolactinoma. These developments have improved the worldwide consensus around the definition of a "cure" for pituitary disease, especially hormone hypersecretion, and hence will improve the success or lack of success of various forms of therapy. It is therefore time for a new edition of The Pituitary. The third edition will continue to be divided into sections that summarize normal hypothalamic-pituitary development and function, hypothalamic-pituitary failure, and pituitary tumors; additional sections will describe pituitary disease in systemic disorders and diagnostic procedures, including imaging, assessment of the eyes, and biochemical testing. The first chapter will be completely new – placing a much greater emphasis on physiology and pathogenesis. Two new chapters will be added on the Radiation and Non-surgical Management of the Pituitary and Other Pituitary Lesions. Other chapters will be completely updated and many new author teams will be invited. The second edition published in 2002 and there have been incredible changes in both the research and clinical aspects of the pituitary over the past 8 years – from new advances in growth hormones to pituitary tumor therapy. Presents a comprehensive, translational source of information about the pituitary in one reference work Pituitary experts (from all areas of research and practice) take readers from the bench research (cellular and molecular mechanism), through genomic and proteomic analysis, all the way to clinical analysis (histopathology and imaging) and new therapeutic approaches Clear presentation by endocrine researchers of the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying pituitary hormones and growth factors as well as new techniques used in detecting lesions (within the organ) and other systemic disorders Clear presentation by endocrinologists and neuroendocrine surgeons of how imaging, assessment of the eyes, and biochemical testing can lead to new therapeutic approaches

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  • Author : Shlomo Melmed
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 744 pages
  • ISBN : 9780123809278
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Diagnosis and Management of Pituitary Tumors

Diagnosis and Management of Pituitary Tumors
  • Author : Kamal Thapar,Kalman Kovacs,Bernd Scheithauer,Ricardo V. Lloyd
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 07 May 2021
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Because they raise both endocrine and neuro-oncological issues, pituitary tumors require the coordinated expertise of the clinical endocrinologist, the neuroradiologist, the neurosurgeon, the neuropathologist, and the radiation therapist. In Diagnosis and Management of Pituitary Tumors, eminent clinicians and specialists thoroughly review in great detail every aspect of this unique class of neoplasms. The historical, anatomical, physiological, epidemiological, pathophysiological, pathological, and experimental background is fully explored, and the topics covered include prolactinomas, somatotroph adenomas, corticotroph adenomas, thyrotroph adenomas, nonfunctioning tumors, pituitary

The Pituitary

The Pituitary
  • Author : Shlomo Melmed
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 09 December 2010
GET THIS BOOKThe Pituitary

The pituitary, albeit a small gland, is known as the "master gland" of the endocrine system and contributes to a wide spectrum of disorders, diseases, and syndromes. Since the publication of the second edition of The Pituitary, in 2002, there have been major advances in the molecular biology research of pituitary hormone production and action and there is now a better understanding of the pathogenesis of pituitary tumors and clinical syndromes resulting in perturbation of pituitary function. There have also been

Pituitary Tumors

Pituitary Tumors
  • Author : Jürgen Honegger,Martin Reincke,Stephan Petersenn
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 23 April 2021
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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

Hot Topics in Endocrine and Endocrine-Related Diseases

Hot Topics in Endocrine and Endocrine-Related Diseases
  • Author : Monica Fedele
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 08 May 2013
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This book covers a selected number of hot topics in endocrine and hormone-related pathologies, discussed by eminent scientists and clinicians coming from different countries of the world. It deals with advanced recent trends in the field, including neuroendocrine and pituitary tumors, thyroid dysfunctions, diabetes and a series of endocrine-related diseases, such as those related to the anabolic effects of testosterone, obesity, cancer, the liver complications of diabetes and the pediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. The readers should be able to

Pituitary Tumors

Pituitary Tumors
  • Author : Lisa B Nachtigall
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 07 May 2021
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Comprised of cases presenting diverse clinical scenarios involving pituitary tumors and related conditions, this concise, practical casebook provides clinical endocrinologists with the best real-world strategies to properly diagnose and treat the various presentations and symptoms they may encounter in daily practice. Discussing macroprolactinoma, non-functioning adenoma, TSH-secreting adenoma, Cushing’s disease and acromegaly, each chapter is a case that provides a unique clinical presentation of a patient’s symptoms and clinical findings, diagnostic work-up and the thought process involved in navigating

Molecular Pathology of Pituitary Adenomas

Molecular Pathology of Pituitary Adenomas
  • Author : Cristiana Tanase,Irina Ogrezeanu,Corin Badiu
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 31 October 2011
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The pituitary gland is an important one since it controls several of the other hormone glands, such as the thyroid and adrenals. A pituitary adenoma is an abnormal growth or tumor in this gland, and they are the subject of very active clinical and pathological research. This book examines the latest developments in this field and discusses the most important molecules implicated in apoptosis, angiogenesis and signal transduction. A good understanding of these processes is needed to identify the best

MRI of the Pituitary Gland

MRI of the Pituitary Gland
  • Author : Jean-François Bonneville,Fabrice Bonneville,Françoise Cattin,Sonia Nagi
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 26 April 2016
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This clinically oriented book will familiarize the reader with all aspects of the diagnosis of tumors and other disorders of the pituitary gland by means of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The coverage includes acromegaly, Cushing’s disease, Rathke cleft cysts, prolactinomas, incidentalomas, nonsecreting adenomas, other lesions of the sellar area, hypophysitis, and central diabetes insipidus. Normal radiologic anatomy and the numerous normal variants are described, and guidance is also provided on difficulties, artifacts, and other pitfalls. The book combines concise

Pituitary Tumours

Pituitary Tumours
  • Author : Susan M. Webb
  • Publisher : Society for Endocrinology
  • Release : 07 May 1998
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Pituitary dysfunction affects mortality, morbidity, cardiac function and quality of life. Therefore, the consequences of pituitary dysfunction, whether induced by the tumour itself or by its management, constitute a considerable burden for the health system of any country.