Advances in CT of the Pituitary Gland

  • Jean François Bonneville
  • Jean Louis Dietemann

Abstract

Conventional radiologic examination of the sella turcica still remains in 1980 the simplest and fastest approach to the pituitary and its surroundings; however, it must be complemented by a CT scan if one has reason to suspect some anomaly of the sellar region, be this based on radiologic, clinical, or biologic observations. In these cases radiologic examination of the sella turcica is replaced by that of the pituitary gland, possible nowadays with high resolution scanners. The recent introduction of this technique and the continuing improvements being made, make it impossible to write a monograph on CT of the sellar area at present: this chapter, then, constitutes simply a half-open window looking out onto the fascinating world revealed by this evolving and exciting technique.

Keywords

Obesity Depression Iodine Adenoma Prolactin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean François Bonneville
    • 1
  • Jean Louis Dietemann
    • 2
  1. 1.University Hospital of BesançonBesançonFrance
  2. 2.Department of NeuroradiologyUniversity Hospital of StrasbourgStrasbourgFrance

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