Members Library

The Pituitary Nework Association has compiled and continues to collect important information regarding anything related to diagnosis, treatment, research and living with a pituitary disorder. This library is only available to our currently active members and will be available on this page after login into this site.

The Women’s Assessment Calendar

The Women's Assessment Calendar is a tool that can be used for many situations and for every woman of menstruating age. We will provide examples of how this can help women understand their bodies better and communicate with their doctors more effectively as well....

The Endocrine System

The Endocrine System Article Index The Endocrine System Growth Hypothalamus and Pituitary Thyroid Gland Adrenal Glands Pancreas Ovaries Testes All Pages This section reprinted with permission from Pharmacia & Upjohn Company To read more, a subscription is needed:...

Growth Hormone Use in Adults and Children

Article Index Growth Hormone Use in Adults and Children Physiologic Effects of GH GH Therapy in Adults GH Therapy in Children Investigational Studies of GH Effectiveness Side Effects of GH Treatment Conversion of European Dosing Specific Guidelines for GH Use in...

What is Acromegaly?

Acromegaly is an insidious disorder, due to chronic hypersecretion of growth hormone (GH) occurring in adulthood. GH hypersecretion prior to epiphyseal fusion results in gigantism. Elevated GH and/or insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) levels affect multiple organ...

Transsphenoidal Surgery: Lesions of the Sella Turcica – References

Andrew E. Sloan, Keith A. Black, and Donald P. Becker The treatment of sellar lesions is one of the more challenging and satisfying aspects of skull base surgery. The wide variety of lesions that occur in this region and the complexity of their treatment necessitates...

Transsphenoidal Surgery: Lesions of the Sella Turcica – Treatment

Andrew E. Sloan, Keith A. Black, and Donald P. Becker The treatment of sellar lesions is one of the more challenging and satisfying aspects of skull base surgery. The wide variety of lesions that occur in this region and the complexity of their treatment necessitates...

Transsphenoidal Surgery: Lesions of the Sella Turcica – Pathology

Andrew E. Sloan, Keith A. Black, and Donald P. Becker The treatment of sellar lesions is one of the more challenging and satisfying aspects of skull base surgery. The wide variety of lesions that occur in this region and the complexity of their treatment necessitates...

Transsphenoidal Surgery: Lesions of the Sella Turcica – Anatomy

Andrew E. Sloan, Keith A. Black, and Donald P. Becker The treatment of sellar lesions is one of the more challenging and satisfying aspects of skull base surgery. The wide variety of lesions that occur in this region and the complexity of their treatment necessitates...

Transsphenoidal Surgery: Lesions of the Sella Turcica

Andrew E. Sloan, Keith A. Black, and Donald P. Becker The treatment of sellar lesions is one of the more challenging and satisfying aspects of skull base surgery. The wide variety of lesions that occur in this region and the complexity of their treatment necessitates...

Transsphenoidal Surgery: How Its Done, What To Expect

Donald P. Becker, M.D. Indications Figure 1: Patient position for transsphenoidal approach. The transsphenoidal approach is the procedure of choice for the removal of tumors of the sella that are still largely confined to this space. It is also indicated for removal...

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The Pituitary Patient Resource Guide Sixth Edition is now available! Be one of the first to have the most up-to-date information. The Pituitary Patient Resource Guide a one of a kind publication intended as an invaluable source of information not only for patients but also their families, physicians, and all health care providers. It contains information on symptoms, proper testing, how to get a diagnosis, and the treatment options that are available. It also includes Pituitary Network Association’s patient resource listings for expert medical care.

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