Radiosurgery for nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas.

@article{Iwai2005RadiosurgeryFN,
  title={Radiosurgery for nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas.},
  author={Yoshiyasu Iwai and Kazuhiro Yamanaka and Katsunobu Yoshioka},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={56 4},
  pages={
          699-705; discussion 699-705
        }
}
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 resection before radiosurgery. In four patients, treatment was performed with staged radiosurgery. The treatment volume was 0.7 to 36.2 cm3… CONTINUE READING
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