Hypophysectomy for prostate cancer: a revival of old knowledge?


The growth of prostate cancer is controlled by several hormones and growth factors. In cases of metastasized prostate cancer, antigonadotropic therapy is currently considered state-of-the-art treatment. Surgical therapies such as adrenalectomy and hypophysectomy are no longer in use. Nevertheless, hypophysectomy has proven efficacy for palliative pain… (More)
DOI: 10.3171/JNS/2008/109/10/0760


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