Cognitive dysfunction in patients treated for pituitary tumours.

  title={Cognitive dysfunction in patients treated for pituitary tumours.},
  author={Kristine Peace and Stephen M. Orme and Arthur R Thompson and S J Padayatty and Andrew W. Ellis and Paul E Belchetz},
  journal={Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology},
  volume={19 1},
Assessment of neuropsychological status and mood was carried out on 36 patients who had been treated for pituitary tumour and on 36 healthy controls. Impairments in memory and executive function were exhibited by the patients even when other known causes of cognitive dysfunction had been excluded. There was no difference in mood between the two groups, and the deficits in cognitive dysfunction were not related to mood disturbance or to the effects of radiotherapy. The defects were however… CONTINUE READING