January 2017 Pituitary Research Articles

Knowledge is power and we believe keeping abreast of news on the research front is imperative. Each month in Highlights we feature a few of the top news stories, which you can read below. In addition, we update our website on a regular basis with the latest breaking news related to pituitary and hormonal disorders by gathering stories we think you'll be interested in from MD Linx, Medscape, MedPage Today, PubMed, Touch Endocrinology, News-Medical.net and WebMD.

Pituitary tumors

Pituitary adenoma with adipose tissue: A new metaplastic variant.
Caporalini C, Buccoliero AM, Pansini L, Moscardi S, Novelli L, Baroni G, Bordi L, Ammannati F, Taddei GL.
Neuropathology. 2017 Jan 9. doi: 10.1111/neup.12361. [Epub ahead of print]

Fatal antiphospholipid syndrome following endoscopic transnasal-transsphenoidal surgery for a pituitary tumor: A case report.
Li CZ, Li CC, Hsieh CC, Lin MC, Hueng DY, Liu FC, Chen YH.
Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jan;96(1):e5774. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000005774.

Surgical treatment for male prolactinoma: A retrospective study of 184 cases.
Song YJ, Chen MT, Lian W, Xing B, Yao Y, Feng M, Wang RZ.
Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jan;96(2):e5833. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000005833.

Transdifferentiation of Neuroendocrine Cells: Gangliocytoma Associated With Two Pituitary Adenomas of Different Lineage in MEN1.
Sergeant C, Jublanc C, Leclercq D, Boch AL, Bielle F, Raverot G, Daly AF, Trouillas J, Villa C.
Am J Surg Pathol. 2017 Jan 10. doi: 10.1097/PAS.0000000000000803. [Epub ahead of print]

Mixed Gangliocytoma-Pituitary Adenoma: Insights on the Pathogenesis of a Rare Sellar Tumor.
Lopes MB, Sloan E, Polder J.
Am J Surg Pathol. 2017 Jan 10. doi: 10.1097/PAS.0000000000000806. [Epub ahead of print]

Transcranial approach in giant pituitary adenomas: results and outcome in a modern series.
Graillon T, Castinetti F, Fuentes S, Gras R, Brue T, Dufour H.
J Neurosurg Sci. 2017 Jan 12. doi: 10.23736/S0390-5616.16.03889-3. [Epub ahead of print]

Decreased TAp63 and ΔNp63 mRNA Levels in Most Human Pituitary Adenomas Are Correlated with Notch3/Jagged1 Relative Expression.
Mezzomo LC, Pesce FG, Marçal JM, Haag T, Ferreira NP, Lima JF, Leães CG, Oliveira MC, da Fonte Kohek MB.
Endocr Pathol. 2017 Jan 11. doi: 10.1007/s12022-016-9463-2. [Epub ahead of print]

How to deal with giant pituitary adenomas: transsphenoidal or transcranial, simultaneous or two-staged?
Han S, Gao W, Jing Z, Wang Y, Wu A.
J Neurooncol. 2017 Jan 11. doi: 10.1007/s11060-017-2371-6. [Epub ahead of print]

Central hypogonadism due to a giant, "silent" FSH-secreting, atypical pituitary adenoma: effects of adenoma dissection and short-term Leydig cell stimulation by luteinizing hormone (LH) and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG).
Santi D, Spaggiari G, Casarini L, Fanelli F, Mezzullo M, Pagotto U, Granata AR, Carani C, Simoni M.
Aging Male. 2017 Jan 9:1-6. doi: 10.1080/13685538.2016.1276161. [Epub ahead of print]

Thyrotropin-producing pituitary adenoma simultaneously existing with Graves' disease: a case report.
Arai N, Inaba M, Ichijyo T, Kagami H, Mine Y.
J Med Case Rep. 2017 Jan 6;11(1):9. doi: 10.1186/s13256-016-1172-4.

Pituitary Surgery

Hypofractionated stereotactic radiosurgery for pituitary metastases.
Chon H, Yoon K, Kwon DH, Kim CJ, Kim MS, Cho YH.
J Neurooncol. 2017 Jan 9. doi: 10.1007/s11060-016-2346-z. [Epub ahead of print]

Is complex sphenoidal sinus anatomy a contraindication to a transsphenoidal approach for resection of sellar lesions? Presentation of a case series and review of the literature.
Locatelli M, Di Cristofori A, Draghi R, Bertani G, Guastella C, Pignataro L, Mantovani G, Rampini P, Carrabba G.
World Neurosurg. 2017 Jan 5. pii: S1878-8750(16)31438-3. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.12.123. [Epub ahead of print]

Norman M. Dott, master of hypothalamic craniopharyngioma surgery: the decisive mentoring of Harvey Cushing and Percival Bailey at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital.
Prieto R, Pascual JM.
J Neurosurg. 2017 Jan 6:1-14. doi: 10.3171/2016.9.JNS16702. [Epub ahead of print]

Significant improvement in chronic persistent headaches caused by small Rathke cleft cysts after transsphenoidal surgery.
Fukui I, Hayashi Y, Kita D, Sasagawa Y, Oishi M, Tachibana O, Nakada M.
World Neurosurg. 2017 Jan 2. pii: S1878-8750(16)31426-7. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.12.111. [Epub ahead of print]

Hormonal Issues

Testosterone replacement therapy: role of pituitary and thyroid in diagnosis and treatment.
Crawford M, Kennedy L.
Transl Androl Urol. 2016 Dec;5(6):850-858. doi: 10.21037/tau.2016.09.01. Review.

Dynamic GnRH- and hCG-testing: establishment of new diagnostic reference levels.
Bang AK, Nordkap L, Almstrup K, Priskorn L, Petersen JH, Rajpert-De Meyts E, Andersson AM, Juul A, Joergensen N.
Eur J Endocrinol. 2017 Jan 11. pii: EJE-16-0912. doi: 10.1530/EJE-16-0912. [Epub ahead of print]

Multidisciplinary Management of Pituitary Apoplexy.
Albani A, Ferraù F, Angileri FF, Esposito F, Granata F, Ferreri F, Cannavò S.
Int J Endocrinol. 2016;2016:7951536. doi: 10.1155/2016/7951536. Review.

Testosterone Plasma Concentration is Associated with Insulin Resistance in Male Hypertensive Patients.
Schianca GP, Fra GP, Brustia F, Bellan M, Pirovano A, Gualerzi A, Gentile M, Gibbin A, Menegatti M, Bartoli E, Pirisi M.
Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes. 2017 Jan 10. doi: 10.1055/s-0042-121492. [Epub ahead of print]

Acromegaly

Bone Material Strength index as measured by impact microindentation is altered in patients with acromegaly.
Malgo F, Hamdy N, Rabelink TJ, Kroon H, Claessen KM, Pereira AM, Biermasz NR, Appelman-Dijkstra NM.
Eur J Endocrinol. 2017 Jan 11. pii: EJE-16-0808. doi: 10.1530/EJE-16-0808. [Epub ahead of print]

Cushing’s

Cushing's syndrome: a practical approach to diagnosis and differential diagnoses.
Pappachan JM, Hariman C, Edavalath M, Waldron J, Hanna FW.
J Clin Pathol. 2017 Jan 9. pii: jclinpath-2016-203933. doi: 10.1136/jclinpath-2016-203933. [Epub ahead of print]

Advances in Evaluation of Cognitive Impairment in Patients with Cushing's Disease.
Mao WY, You H, Xing B, Zhu HJ, Feng F.
Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. 2016 Dec 20;38(6):735-738. doi: 10.3881/j.issn.1000-503X.2016.06.019.

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