Topographical factors guiding the surgical treatment of pituicytomas
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To the Editor,
We have read with great interest the work recently published by Guerrero-Pérez et al. in Endocrine [Endocrine 63, 36–43 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12020-018-1774-2], which deals with one of the largest original series of posterior pituitary tumors reported in the scientific literature to date. These neoplasms represent such a rare pathological entity that even those neurosurgeons specialized in the treatment of pituitary tumors will have little chance of treating one in their careers. On these premises, we have recently reported on our single experience in treating a patient diagnosed with a pituicytoma (PT) . In this letter, we would like to propose some reflections on Guerrero-Pérez’s article based on our in-depth review of the scientific literature that accompanied the cited report.
Despite the virtual absence of fatalities and the favorable postoperative outcome of visual deficits, we found that surgical treatment of PTs associates a high morbidity, in...
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