May 2020 Highlights 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, and WebMD.


COVID and the Pituitary

COVID-19 and the endocrine system: exploring the unexplored.

Pal R, Banerjee M.

Endocrinology in the time of COVID-19: Management of pituitary tumours.

Fleseriu M, Karavitaki N, Dekkers OM.

Note: Dr. Fleseriu is a member of the PNA.

Pituitary Surgery

The manufacturing procedure of 3D printed models for endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal pituitary surgery.

Shen Z, Xie Y, Shang X, Xiong G, Chen S, Yao Y, Pan Z, Pan H, Dong X, Li Y, Guo C, Wang FY.

Intraoperative dexmedetomidine attenuates norepinephrine levels in patients undergoing transsphenoidal surgery: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial.

Kang R, Jeong JS, Ko JS, Lee SY, Lee JH, Choi SJ, Cha S, Lee JJ.

Cottonoid Sliders: A Simple and Cost-Effective Tool for Retractorless Intracranial Surgery.

Shao J, Borghei-Razavi H, Kshettry VR, Lim M, Recinos PF.

Surgical outcomes and predictors of visual function alterations after transcranial surgery for large-to-giant pituitary adenomas.

Shen M, Chen Z, Shou X, Ma Z, Ye Z, He W, Zhang Y, Qiao N, Zhang Q, Shen Y, Zhang K, Zhou X, Cao X, Zhao Y, Li S, Wang Y.

Application of the "three points and three lines" method to accurately open sellar floor in microscopic transsphenoidal surgery of pituitary adenomas.

Zhang J, Ding C, Gu J, Wu J, Zhu B, Li J, Chen Z, Wange S.


Potential markers of disease behavior in acromegaly and gigantism.

Hernández-Ramírez LC.

Acromegaly in preadolescence: A case report of a 9-year-old boy with acromegaly.

Mbadugha T, Ogiwara T, Nagm A, Hasegawa T, Kamiya K, Matsumoto Y, Kobayashi M, Hongo K.


Why Do We Need New Markers For Male Hypogonadism and How Seminal Proteomics Might Solve The Problem?

Grande G, Milardi D, Baroni S, Urbani A, Pontecorvi A.

Pituitary Tumors

The epidemiology of aggressive pituitary tumors (and its challenges).

Dekkers OM, Karavitaki N, Pereira AM.

Preoperative radiographic and clinical factors associated with the visualization of intraoperative cerebrospinal fluid during endoscopic transsphenoidal resection of pituitary adenomas.

Rotman LE, Alford EN, Davis MC, Vaughan TB, Woodworth BA, Riley KO.

Predicting prolonged length of stay after endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary adenoma.

Vimawala S, Chitguppi C, Reilly E, Fastenberg JH, Garzon-Muvdi T, Farrell C, Rabinowitz MR, Rosen MR, Evans J, Nyquist GG.

Primary sellar neuroblastoma mimicking invasive pituitary adenoma: a systematic review.

Rahman A, Ahmed N, Baniya P, Scalia G, Umana GE, Chaurasia B.

Identification of gene co-expression modules and hub genes associated with the invasiveness of pituitary adenoma.

Zhou Y, Fu X, Zheng Z, Ren Y, Zheng Z, Zhang B, Yuan M, Duan J, Li M, Hong T, Lu G, Zhou D.

Pituitary Blastoma in a 19-Year-Old Woman: A Case Report and Review of Literature.

Chhuon Y, Weon YC, Park G, Kim M, Park JB, Park SK.

Hormonal Health

A novel SEMA3G mutation in two siblings affected by syndromic GnRH deficiency.

Oleari R, Andrè V, Lettieri A, Tahir S, Roth L, Paganoni A, Eberini I, Parravicini C, Scagliotti V, Cotellessa L, Bedogni F, De Martini LB, Corridori MV, Gulli S, Augustin HG, Gaston-Massuet C, Hussain K, Cariboni A.


Health-related quality of life in patients with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia type 1.

van Leeuwaarde RS, Pieterman CRC, May AM, Dekkers OM, van der Horst-Schrivers ANA, Hermus AR, de Herder W, Drent ML, Bisschop PH, Havekes B, Vriens MR, Valk GD.

Cushing’s Disease

Comparative analysis of rhinologic outcomes in Cushing disease and non-functioning pituitary adenoma in patients submitted to endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal surgery.

Toro MDC, Serrano TLI, Marson FAL, Chone CT, Dal Fabbro M, Sakano E, Sampaio MH.


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