Selective excision of adenomas originating in or extending into the pituitary stalk with preservation of pituitary function.

@article{Mason1997SelectiveEO,
  title={Selective excision of adenomas originating in or extending into the pituitary stalk with preservation of pituitary function.},
  author={Rhett B Mason and Lynnette K Nieman and John L. Doppman and Edward H. Oldfield},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={87 3},
  pages={343-51}
}
When the surgeon identifies an adenoma within the gland and selectively excises it, endocrine-active pituitary tumors are usually cured and pituitary function is preserved. Occasionally ectopic adenomas arise primarily in the pituitary stalk or arise superiorly in the midportion of the anterior lobe and extend upward within the stalk. To determine if these tumors can be selectively excised with preservation of pituitary function, the authors examined the outcome of selective adenomectomy in 10… CONTINUE READING