© 1996

Modern Neurosurgery of Meningiomas and Pituitary Adenomas

  • Rudolf Fahlbusch
  • Wolfgang J. Bock
  • Mario Brock
  • Michael Buchfelder
  • Margareta Klinger
Conference proceedings

Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 65)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Pituitary Adenomas

    1. M. Giovanelli, M. Losa, P. Mortini, S. Acerno, E. Giugni
      Pages 11-12
    2. Kintomo Takakura, A. Teramoto
      Pages 13-15
    3. Michael Buchfelder, R. Fahlbusch, E. F. Adams, F. Kiesewetter, P. Thierauf
      Pages 18-21
    4. William T. Couldwell, R. E. Law, D. R. Hinton, R. Gopalakrishna, V. W. Yong, M. H. Weiss
      Pages 22-26
    5. Josef Pospiech, D. Stolke, F. R. Pospiech
      Pages 35-36
    6. J. Voges, V. Sturm, U. Deuß, C. Traud, H. Treuer, W. Schlegel et al.
      Pages 41-43
  3. Meningiomas

    1. U. M. H. Schrell, P. Nomikos, Th. Schrauzer, M. Anders, R. Marschalek, E. F. Adams et al.
      Pages 54-57
    2. Laligam N. Sekhar, S. Patel, M. Cusimano, D. C. Wright, C. N. Sen, W. O. Bank
      Pages 58-62
    3. M. Samii, M. Tatagiba, M. L. Monteiro
      Pages 63-65
    4. R. Verheggen, M. Finkenstaedt, V. Bockermann, E. Markakis
      Pages 66-69

About these proceedings


"Modem Neurosurgery of Meningiomas and Pituitary Adenomas" presents the state-of-the-art of neurosurgery for these two types of tumors. Following a classification of the pituitary adenomas according to pathology, molecular biological factors are presented and their effects evaluated as these aspects deepen our understanding of the growth and further expansion of these tumors. The diagnosis is made not only by a study of the hormonal status, but also by neuroradiology. A number of authors have devoted their efforts to the special problem groups such as the elderly patients and those with huge pituitary adenomas. Particular emphasis is of course placed on the surgical treatment, including transcranial and transphenoidal neurosurgery, but the use of medical treatment and irradiation must be discussed as well. The treatment of meningiomas has also been influenced by the molecular biology of hormone and growth factors. Therefore it is accorded extensive space in this volume. The prognostic significance of nuclear DNA content is discussed. Recent research with new diagnostic methods such as somatostatin scintigraphy, PET studies end progesterone receptor in tumor fragment spheroids is presented here. The treatment of these tumors, however, depends largely on their localization. For the neurosurgeon, the surgical treatment of meningiomas involving the cavernous sinus, meningiomas of the ventral Foramen of Monroe, meningiomas of the cerebello­ pontine angle and of the optic sheath is presented by prominent experienced leaders in this field.


molecular biology neurosurgery radiosurgery surgery tumor

Editors and affiliations

  • Rudolf Fahlbusch
    • 1
  • Wolfgang J. Bock
    • 2
  • Mario Brock
    • 3
  • Michael Buchfelder
    • 1
  • Margareta Klinger
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurochirurgische KlinikUniversität Erlangen-NürnbergFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Neurochirurgische UniversitätsklinikDüsseldorfFederal Republic of Germany
  3. 3.Neurochirurgische UniversitätsklinikBerlinFederal Republic of Germany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Modern Neurosurgery of Meningiomas and Pituitary Adenomas
  • Editors R. Fahlbusch
    W.J. Bock
    M. Brock
    M. Buchfelder
    M. Klinger
  • Series Title Acta Neurochirurgica
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Vienna 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-211-82779-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-7091-9452-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-7091-9450-8
  • Series ISSN 0065-1419
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 112
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosurgery
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