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We evaluated the endocrinological outcomes of gamma knife radiosurgery (GKS) for the treatment of growth hormone (GH)-producing pituitary adenomas. Twenty-six patients treated with GKS (median treatment [tumour] volume: 0.8 mL; median marginal radiation dose: 20Gy) were followed for a median of 84 months. "Disease remission" was defined as either nadir(More)
OBJECTIVE Ischemic heart disease is a pivotal complication for diabetic patients. Electron-beam computed tomography (EBCT) represents the only noninvasive method that allows for accurate quantification of coronary artery calcification that reflects underlying atherosclerotic disease. Although coronary calcium score (CCS) cut points that predict the presence(More)
A 66-year-old female patient was admitted with a one year history of low-grade fever and shortness of breath with worsening symptoms. A computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest was performed, which revealed bilateral homogenous consolidation with subpleural predominance in the corresponding area. The percentage of eosinophils in the bronchoalveolar lavage(More)
OBJECTIVE We evaluated the effectiveness of gamma knife radiosurgery in the treatment of nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas. METHODS Between January 1994 and December 1999, we treated 34 patients with nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas. Thirty-one of these patients were followed for more than 30 months. Their mean age was 52.9 years. All patients underwent(More)
A 34-year-old man with neurofibromatosis type 1, who had received radiation therapy after the excision of a brain tumor 5 years earlier, was admitted to our hospital with vomiting and weight loss. Cortisol and adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) were undetectable before and after administration of 100 microg corticotropin releasing hormone. The level of growth(More)
A 28-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of reduced livido and increased fatigability. Four months before admission, he noticed polyuria, which was gradually relieved by admission. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed enhancing lesion centrally in the pituitary stalk. Biopsy from the skin revealed noncaseating granuloma composed of epithelioid(More)
We report a case of a growth hormone secreting microadenoma associated with empty sella treated by gamma knife radiosurgery and we evaluate the effectiveness of radiosurgery for this lesion. A 58-year-old female complained of an acromegalic appearance for 10 years. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed an enlarged sella floor with a compressed, but slightly(More)
A 72-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital for esophagectomy for esophageal cancer. On the third postoperative day, she developed polyuria (3.8 L/day), massive natriuresis, hyponatremia (112 mEq/L), hyperkalemia (5.6 mEq/L), and decreased central venous pressure, which was refractory to isotonic saline infusion. Laboratory findings indicated proximal(More)
A 54-year-old woman with a past history of silicone augmentation mammoplasty was admitted with fever and dyspnea with diffuse interstitial shadows on computed tomography (CT). Although radiological findings were atypical, we diagnosed sarcoidosis by laboratory, microbiological, and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid analysis. Corticosteroids ameliorated the(More)
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