Technical Factors in Stereotaxic Hypophysectomy

  • N. T. Zervas
  • H. H. Hamlín
Conference paper
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica Supplementum book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 24)


In previous reports to this society 1, we have described the results of radiofrequency thermal hypophysectomy in patients with metastatic breast and prostatic cancer and diabetic retinophaphy. At the present time, we are able to document panhypopituitarism in 9l% of all patients. Using the experience gained with operations on over 400 patients, we should like to stress some of the technical factors which reduce complications.


Diabetes Insipidus Harvard Medical School Induction Heating Technical Factor Fascia Lata 
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  1. 1.
    Zervas, N. T., Stereotaxic thermal hypophysectomy. Progr. neurol. Surg. 6, 21–25. Basel: Karger.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Zervas, N. T., Shintani, A., Kuwayama, A., Hale, R., Pickren, K. S., Merry, A., Experimental induction heating hypophysectomy. Confin. Neurol. (Basel) 35, 129.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. T. Zervas
    • 1
  • H. H. Hamlín
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryBeth Israel Hospital and Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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