Peter Assimakopoulos

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BACKGROUND Incidental diagnosis of Rathke's cleft cysts (RCCs) has increased due to the improvements in imaging techniques; however, symptomatic cases are rare and accurate preoperative diagnosis can be difficult. METHODS Files and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of 10 surgically treated patients with RCC and 8 conservatively managed cases with a(More)
Testosterone deficiency syndrome, also known as late-onset hypogonadism, is a clinical and biochemical syndrome that can occur in men in association with advancing age. The condition is characterized by deficient testicular production of testosterone. It may affect multiple organ systems and can result in substantial health consequences.1 The management of(More)
The percentage of men receiving appropriate management for testosterone deficiency syndrome (TDS) is small in comparison to prevalence estimates. This is despite linkages to cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, sexual function, sarcopenia, emotional well-being and the metabolic syndrome. Furthermore, the availability of guidelines has not(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The purpose of this retrospective study was to assess the MRI aspects and the function of the residual pituitary gland (RPG) after surgical decompression of an apoplectic pituitary macroadenoma, and to attempt to answer the question of whether an intra-adenomatous apoplexy necessarily leads to hypophyseal apoplexy. METHODS Between(More)
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