Diagnosis and Management of Pituitary Disorders by Andrea Lania MD, PHD (auth.), Brooke Swearingen MD, Beverly

By Andrea Lania MD, PHD (auth.), Brooke Swearingen MD, Beverly M. K. Biller MD (eds.)

This textual content presents an in depth replace on present diagnostic and healing recommendations invaluable within the administration of a vast spectrum of pituitary problems. The contents replicate the multidisciplinary strategy wanted for sufferers with problems of the pituitary gland, with contributions from either endocrinologists and neurosurgeons, in addition to forte contributions from radiologists, ophthalmologists, pathologists, radiation oncologists, and neurologists. The booklet makes a speciality of every one pituitary tumor subtype, and includes extra chapters regarding different lesions of the sella, together with tumor administration while pregnant and within the pediatric age group.

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At the posterior aspect of the cavernous sinus, near the petrous apex, lies Dorello’s canal, through which cranial nerve VI passes before entering the cavernous sinus. Just superior to this is Meckel’s cave, which contains the Gasserian cistern and the trigeminal ganglion. At the anterior aspect of the cavernous sinus, cranial nerves III, IV, V1 , and VI enter the orbit via the superior orbital fissure. The maxillary nerve (V2 ) passes anteriorly through the foramen rotundum where it crosses the pterygopalatine fossa before entering the infraorbital canal.

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