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Pituitary Ablation by Yttrium-90

  • A. P. M. Forrest
  • M. M. Roberts
  • H. J. Stewart
Conference paper
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 21)

Abstract

The method of pituitary ablation which we use is that of transphenoidal yttrium-screw implantation (Fig. 1) (Forrest, Blair, and Valentine, 1958). This modification of our original technique by which the yttrium rod is incorporated in a stainless steel screw unit was introduced to enable us to fix the radioactive source in an optimum position in the pituitary fossa (Forrest and Peebles Brown 1955, Forrest et al. 1956, Forrest et al. 1959).

Keywords

Advanced Breast Cancer Remission Rate Radioactive Source Growth Hormone Response Pituitary Function 
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© Springer-Verlag 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. P. M. Forrest
    • 1
  • M. M. Roberts
    • 2
  • H. J. Stewart
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Clinical SurgeryRoyal InfirmaryEdinburghScotland
  2. 2.Departments of Clinical Surgery and RadiotherapyUniversity of EdinburghScotland

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