December 2018 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, and WebMD.

Pituitary Tumors

Pediatric silent corticotroph pituitary adenoma and role for proton therapy: case report.
[No authors listed]
J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2018 Nov 1:1-5. doi: 10.3171/2018.9.PEDS18107. [Epub ahead of print]

Spindle cell oncocytoma of the pituitary gland.
[No authors listed]
J Neurosurg. 2018 Oct 1:1-9. doi: 10.3171/2018.4.JNS18211. [Epub ahead of print]

A modern series of subdiaphragmatic craniopharyngiomas.
[No authors listed]
J Neurosurg. 2018 Oct 1:1-6. doi: 10.3171/2018.4.JNS172330. [Epub ahead of print]

Pituitary Surgery

Secondary pituitary abscess following transsphenoidal surgery with recurrent meningitis: A case report.
Li Z, Yang C, Bao X, Yao Y, Feng M, Deng K, Liu X, Xing B, Wang R.
Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Nov;97(48):e13458. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000013458.

A Survey on Pituitary Surgery In Italy.
Solari D, Zenga F, Angileri FF, Barbanera A, Berlucchi S, Bernucci C, Carapella C, Catapano D, Catapano G, Cavallo LM, D'Arrigo C, de Angelis M, Denaro L, Desogus N, Ferroli P, Fontanella MM, Galzio RJ, Gianfreda CD, Iacoangeli M, Lauretti L, Locatelli D, Locatelli M, Luglietto D, Mazzatenta D, Menniti A, Milani D, Nasi MT, Romano A, Ruggeri GA, Saladino A, Santonocito O, Schwarz A, Skrap M, Stefini R, Volpin L, Wembagher GC, Zoia C, Zona G, Cappabianca P.
World Neurosurg. 2018 Nov 27. pii: S1878-8750(18)32745-1. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.11.186. [Epub ahead of print]

Surgical results and predictors of initial and delayed remission for growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenomas using the 2010 consensus criteria in 162 patients from a single center.
Shen M, Tang Y, Shou X, Wang M, Zhang Q, Qiao N, Ma Z, Ye Z, He W, Zhang Y, Chen Z, Zhang Z, Ye H, Li Y, Li S, Zhao Y, Zhou X, Wang Y.
World Neurosurg. 2018 Nov 27. pii: S1878-8750(18)32738-4. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.11.179. [Epub ahead of print]

Role of transcranial sphenoidotomy in skull base surgery: classification of surgical techniques based on the surgical anatomy of the sphenoid sinus.
[No authors listed]
J Neurosurg. 2018 Nov 1:1-10. doi: 10.3171/2018.6.JNS181013. [Epub ahead of print]

Preserve or sacrifice the stalk? Endocrinological outcomes, extent of resection, and recurrence rates following endoscopic endonasal resection of craniopharyngiomas.
[No authors listed]
J Neurosurg. 2018 Nov 1:1-9. doi: 10.3171/2018.6.JNS18901. [Epub ahead of print]

Endocrine function and gland volume after endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery for nonfunctional pituitary macroadenomas.
[No authors listed]
J Neurosurg. 2018 Nov 1:1-10. doi: 10.3171/2018.5.JNS181054. [Epub ahead of print]

Endonasal endoscopic transsphenoidal resection of intrinsic third ventricular craniopharyngioma: surgical results.
[No authors listed]
J Neurosurg. 2018 Nov 1:1-11. doi: 10.3171/2018.5.JNS18198. [Epub ahead of print]

Does lumbar drainage reduce postoperative cerebrospinal fluid leak after endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery? A prospective, randomized controlled trial.
[No authors listed]
J Neurosurg. 2018 Oct 1:1-7. doi: 10.3171/2018.4.JNS172447. [Epub ahead of print]

Three types of dural suturing for closure of CSF leak after endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery.
[No authors listed]
J Neurosurg. 2018 Oct 1:1-7. doi: 10.3171/2018.4.JNS18366. [Epub ahead of print]


Harvey Cushing's craniopharyngioma treatment: Part 1. Identification and clinicopathological characterization of this challenging pituitary tumor.
[No authors listed]
J Neurosurg. 2018 Oct 1:1-15. doi: 10.3171/2018.5.JNS18153. [Epub ahead of print]

Harvey Cushing's craniopharyngioma treatment: Part 2. Surgical strategies and results of his pioneering series.
[No authors listed]
J Neurosurg. 2018 Oct 1:1-15. doi: 10.3171/2018.5.JNS18154. [Epub ahead of print]


GSTP1 gene methylation and AHR rs2066853 variant predict resistance to first generation somatostatin analogs in patients with acromegaly.
Ferraù F, Romeo PD, Puglisi S, Ragonese M, Spagnolo F, Salpietro C, Ientile R, Currò M, Visalli G, Alibrandi A, Picerno IAM, Cannavò S.
J Endocrinol Invest. 2018 Nov 28. doi: 10.1007/s40618-018-0988-8. [Epub ahead of print]



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