Progress in Pituitary Adenoma Biology Results of Research and Clinical Applications

  • A. M. Landolt
Part of the Advances and Technical Standards in Neurosurgery book series (NEUROSURGERY, volume 5)


Harvey Cushing commented in 1932 that, “thirty years ago [pituitary adenomas] were practically unknown.” Today, they represent 3.4 to 17.8 percent of intracranial neoplasms—the reported incidence depending on the interest in pituitary adenomas at the neurosurgical centers that attract referrals of these tumors—and rank fourth in clinical importance, after gliomas, meningiomas and schwannomas (Rubinstein 1972).


Pituitary Adenoma Secretory Granule Pituitary Tumor Normal Pituitary Chromophobe Adenoma 
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List of Abbreviations


adrenocorticotropic hormone


corticotropin releasing factor


follicle stimulating hormone


growth hormone


luteinizing hormone




rough surfaced endoplasmic reticulum


thyrotropic hormone


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  1. 1.Neurosurgical Clinic, KantonsspitalUniversity of ZurichSwitzerland

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