Stereotaxic Thermal Pituitary Ablation

  • N. T. Zervas
  • H. Hamlin
Conference paper
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 21)


During the past seven years we have carried out stereotaxic radio-frequency thermal hypophysectomy in 312 patients. Table 1 lists the various diseases that were treated by this method.


Diabetic Retinopathy Pituitary Gland Thermal Ablation Fascia Lata Sella Turcica 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. T. Zervas
    • 1
    • 2
  • H. Hamlin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery, Beth Israel HospitalMassachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.BostonUSA

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