Radiation tolerance of functioning pituitary tissue in gamma knife surgery for pituitary adenomas Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Adenoma
  • Hypophysectomy
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Pituitary Function Tests
  • Pituitary Neoplasms
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Radiosurgery

abstract

  • Knowledge of the radiation tolerance of functioning pituitary structures subjected to GKS can ensure better preservation of pituitary function after irradiation. This is valid for the group of patients we studied. Our study's findings can be used as a guideline for GKS treatment of new patients with pituitary adenomas, and it can serve for comparison with the experience of other gamma knife centers.

publication date

  • February 2003

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 12535358

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 309

end page

  • 16; discussion 316-7

volume

  • 52

number

  • 2