Ablation of the Hypophysis by Radioactive Gold in Metastatic Mammary Carcinoma

  • W. Piotrowski
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research / Fortschritte der Krebsforschung / Progrès dans les recherches sur le cancer book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 71)


The use of hypophysectomy as a palliative measure in metastatic mammary carcinoma is well-known. This operation has frequently proved to be outstandingly beneficial, especially in the pain due to osseous metastases. Nevertheless the operation is only rarely performed for this indication. This is not due to any reluctance on the part of the neurosurgical clinics, but to the hesitant attitudes of many colleagues, who are insufficiently informed on the benefits of this operation.


Diabetes Insipidus Osseous Metastasis Percutaneous Puncture Palliative Measure Gold Seed 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Piotrowski
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  1. 1.Neurochirurgische KlinikStädtische KrankenanstaltenMannheim 1Germany

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