April 2019 Pituitary Research Articles

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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 Surgery

Hybrid fluorescein-guided surgery for pituitary adenoma resection: a pilot study.
Romano-Feinholz S, Alcocer-Barradas V, Benítez-Gasca A, Martínez-de la Maza E, Valencia-Ramos C, Gómez-Amador JL.
J Neurosurg. 2019 Apr 5:1-9. doi: 10.3171/2019.1.JNS181512. [Epub ahead of print]

Intraoperative MRI in transsphenoidal resection of invasive pituitary macroadenomas.
Hlaváč M, Knoll A, Etzrodt-Walter G, Sommer F, Scheithauer M, Coburger J, Wirtz CR, Pala A.
Neurosurg Rev. 2019 Apr 4. doi: 10.1007/s10143-019-01102-7. [Epub ahead of print]

Little Insights from Big Data: Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak after Skull Base Surgery and the Limitations of Database Research.
Perry A, Kerezoudis P, Graffeo CS, Carlstrom LP, Peris-Celda M, Meyer FB, Bydon M, Link MJ.
World Neurosurg. 2019 Mar 27. pii: S1878-8750(19)30887-3. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.03.207. [Epub ahead of print]

Indocyanine-Green for Fluorescence-Guided Surgery of Brain Tumors: Evidence, Techniques, and Practical Experience.
Cho SS, Salinas R, Lee JYK.
Front Surg. 2019 Mar 12;6:11. doi: 10.3389/fsurg.2019.00011. eCollection 2019.

Pituitary Tumors

ACTH-producing adenoma of the pituitary gland manifesting as severe insulin resistance.
Aghili R, Mnatsakanian A, Segueni A.
J Surg Case Rep. 2019 Mar 29;2019(3):rjz070. doi: 10.1093/jscr/rjz070. eCollection 2019 Mar.

miR-93-5p targets Smad7 to regulate the transforming growth factor-β1/Smad3 pathway and mediate fibrosis in drug-resistant prolactinoma.
Hu B, Mao Z, Du Q, Jiang X, Wang Z, Xiao Z, Zhu D, Wang X, Zhu Y, Wang H.
Brain Res Bull. 2019 Apr 1. pii: S0361-9230(18)31017-7. doi: 10.1016/j.brainresbull.2019.03.013. [Epub ahead of print]

Optic Tract Edema: A Rare Entity in Pituitary Macroadenoma.
Kumar S, Kumar A, Gill MS, Maheshwari V.
Asian J Neurosurg. 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):307-309. doi: 10.4103/ajns.AJNS_178_18.

Cushing’s

Demographic Characteristics, Etiology, and Comorbidities of Patients with Cushing's Syndrome: A 10-Year Retrospective Study at a Large General Hospital in China.
Zhou J, Zhang M, Bai X, Cui S, Pang C, Lu L, Pang H, Guo X, Wang Y, Xing B.
Int J Endocrinol. 2019 Feb 19;2019:7159696. doi: 10.1155/2019/7159696. eCollection 2019.

Imaging

Pharmacokinetic analysis for the differentiation of pituitary microadenoma subtypes through dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging.
Zhai J, Zheng W, Zhang Q, Wu J, Zhang X.
Oncol Lett. 2019 May;17(5):4237-4244. doi: 10.3892/ol.2019.10083. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

Golden-angle radial sparse parallel (GRASP) MRI in clinical routine detection of pituitarymicroadenomas: First experience and feasibility.
Hainc N, Stippich C, Reinhardt J, Stieltjes B, Blatow M, Mariani L, Bink A.
Magn Reson Imaging. 2019 Mar 27. pii: S0730-725X(19)30060-8. doi: 10.1016/j.mri.2019.03.015. [Epub ahead of print]

Pathology

Pituitary pathology in traumatic brain injury: a review.
Sav A, Rotondo F, Syro LV, Serna CA, Kovacs K.
Pituitary. 2019 Mar 29. doi: 10.1007/s11102-019-00958-8. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Hypopituitarism

Risk Factors for Anterior Hypopituitarism in Patients With Traumatic Brain Injury.
You W, Zhu Y, Wen L, Sun Y, Pan D, Yang X.
J Craniofac Surg. 2019 Apr 2. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000005405. [Epub ahead of print]

Pediatric Pituitary Issues

Pituitary gigantism: a rare learning opportunity.
Bendor-Samuel OM, Pal A, Cudlip S, Anderson G, Salgia S, Makaya T.
Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed. 2019 Apr 4. pii: edpract-2018-316282. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2018-316282. [Epub ahead of print]

Should We Assess Pituitary Function in Children After a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury? A Prospective Study.
Briet C, Braun K, Lefranc M, Toussaint P, Boudailliez B, Bony H.
Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2019 Mar 19;10:149. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2019.00149. eCollection 2019.

Pediatric Intracavernous Sinus Lesions: A Single Institutional Surgical Case Series and Review of the Literature.
Hoshide R, Rennert RC, Calayag M, Gonda D, Meltzer H, Crawford JR, Levy ML.
Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2019 Mar 29. pii: opy004. doi: 10.1093/ons/opz004. [Epub ahead of print]

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