Pituitary Awareness Month 2019

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August 2019 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

Management of Endocrine Disease: Visual Morbidity in Patients with Pituitary Adenoma.
Lithgow K, Batra R, Matthews T, Karavitaki N.
Eur J Endocrinol. 2019 Aug 1. pii: EJE-19-0349.R1. doi: 10.1530/EJE-19-0349. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Cavernous sinus haemangioma with intrasellar extension mimicking non-functioning pituitaryadenoma - A case report and review of literature.
Księżniak-Baran D, Blamek S, Roch-Zniszczoł A, Osewski W, Jędrzejewska M.
Rep Pract Oncol Radiother. 2019 Sep-Oct;24(5):458-461. doi: 10.1016/j.rpor.2019.07.001. Epub 2019 Aug 1.

Clinical, pathologic, and imaging characteristics of pituitary null cell adenomas as defined according to the 2017 World Health Organization criteria: a case series from two pituitary centers.
Almeida JP, Stephens CC, Eschbacher JM, Felicella MM, Yuen KCJ, White WL, Mooney MA, Bernat AL, Mete O, Zadeh G, Gentili F, Little AS.
Pituitary. 2019 Aug 10. doi: 10.1007/s11102-019-00981-9. [Epub ahead of print]
Editor’s note: Dr. Gentili is a longtime member of the PNA

Diagnosis, pathology, and management of TSH-secreting pituitary tumors. A single-center retrospective study of 20 patients from 1981 to 2014.
Căpraru OM, Gaillard C, Vasiljevic A, Lasolle H, Borson-Chazot F, Raverot V, Jouanneau E, Trouillas J, Raverot G.
Ann Endocrinol (Paris). 2019 Jul 26. pii: S0003-4266(19)30092-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ando.2019.06.006. [Epub ahead of print]

Ten-Year Follow-Up of Collision Tumors Composed of Craniopharyngioma and Pituitary Adenoma: A Case Report and Literature Review.
Miyazaki T, Kowari K, Eda H, Kambara M, Maruyama R, Akiyama Y.
Case Rep Med. 2019 Jul 17;2019:8080163. doi: 10.1155/2019/8080163. eCollection 2019.

Clinical significance of tumor-related edema of the optic tract affecting visual function in patients with sellar and suprasellar tumors.
Ju DG, Jeon C, Kim KH, Park KA, Hong SD, Seoul HJ, Shin HJ, Nam DH, Lee JI, Kong DS.
World Neurosurg. 2019 Aug 5. pii: S1878-8750(19)32134-5. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.07.218. [Epub ahead of print]

Clinical Course of Non-Functional Pituitary Microadenoma in Children: A Single Center Experience.
Thaker VV, Lage A, Kumari G, Silvera VM, Cohen LE.
J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2019 Aug 7. pii: jc.2019-01252. doi: 10.1210/jc.2019-01252. [Epub ahead of print]

A case of atypical macroprolactinoma presenting with pituitary apoplexy during pregnancy and review of the literature.
Oguz SH, Soylemezoglu F, Dagdelen S, Erbas T.
Gynecol Endocrinol. 2019 Aug 7:1-8. doi: 10.1080/09513590.2019.1650339. [Epub ahead of print]

Pituitary Surgery

Surgical outcome of endoscopic endonasal surgery of large and giant pituitary adenomas: An institutional experience from the Middle East.
Fallah N, Taghvaei M, Sadaghiani S, Sadrhosseini SM, Esfahanian F, Zeinalizadeh M.
World Neurosurg. 2019 Aug 9. pii: S1878-8750(19)32156-4. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.08.004. [Epub ahead of print]

Ommaya Reservoir System For The Treatment Of Cystic Cranipharyingiomas: Surgical Results In A Series Of 11 Adult Patients And Review Of The Literature.
Frio F, Solari D, Cavallo LM, Cappabianca P, Raverot G, Jouanneau E.
World Neurosurg. 2019 Aug 7. pii: S1878-8750(19)32133-3. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.07.217. [Epub ahead of print]

Preservation of hypothalamic function with endoscopic endonasal resection of hypothalamus-invaded craniopharyngiomas.
Yang L, Xie SH, Fang C, Zeng EM, Tang B, Hong T.
World Neurosurg. 2019 Aug 6. pii: S1878-8750(19)32141-2. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.07.225. [Epub ahead of print]

The Zurich Pituitary Score predicts utility of intraoperative high-field magnetic resonance imaging in transsphenoidal pituitary adenoma surgery.
Staartjes VE, Serra C, Maldaner N, Muscas G, Tschopp O, Soyka MB, Holzmann D, Regli L.
Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2019 Aug 7. doi: 10.1007/s00701-019-04018-9. [Epub ahead of print]

Hormonal Health

The burden of disease for pituitary patients.
Biermasz NR.
Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2019 Aug 2:101309. doi: 10.1016/j.beem.2019.101309. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Update in pituitary disorders.
Chanson P.
Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2019 Aug 2:101308. doi: 10.1016/j.beem.2019.101308. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
Editor’s note: Dr. Chanson is a longtime member of the PNA

Sexually dimorphic neuronal inputs to the neuroendocrine dopaminergic system governing Prolactin release.Sexually dimorphic neuronal inputs to the neuroendocrine dopaminergic system governing Prolactin release.
Esteves FF, Matias D, Mendes AR, Lacoste B, Lima SQ.
J Neuroendocrinol. 2019 Aug 16. doi: 10.1111/jne.12781. [Epub ahead of print]

Accuracy and Limitations of the Growth Hormone (GH) Releasing Hormone-Arginine Retesting in Young Adults With Childhood-Onset GH Deficiency.
Patti G, Noli S, Capalbo D, Allegri AME, Napoli F, Cappa M, Ubertini GM, Gallizia A, Notarnicola S, Ibba A, Crocco M, Parodi S, Salerno M, Loche S, Garré ML, Tornari E, Maghnie M, Di Iorgi N.
Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2019 Jul 31;10:525. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2019.00525. eCollection 2019.

Clinical approach to sodium homeostasis disorders in children with pituitary-suprasellar tumors.
Tuli G, Matarazzo P, de Sanctis L.
Neuroendocrinology. 2019 Aug 12. doi: 10.1159/000502609. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Gonadotrope androgen receptor mediates pituitary responsiveness to hormones and androgen-induced subfertility.
Wang Z, Feng M, Awe O, Ma Y, Shen M, Xue P, Ahima R, Wolfe A, Segars J, Wu S.
JCI Insight. 2019 Aug 8;5. pii: 127817. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.127817.

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