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Gamma knife radiosurgery: a safe and effective salvage treatment for pituitary tumours not controlled despite conventional radiotherapy.

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OBJECTIVE: We report the use of 'gamma knife' (GK) radiosurgery in 25 patients with pituitary adenomas not cured despite conventional therapy, including external beam radiotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients had previously received conventional radiotherapy for a mean of 11.8 years prior to receiving GK; 23 out of 25 had also undergone pituitary surgery on at least one occasion. Seventeen had hyperfunctioning adenomas that still required medical therapy without an adequate biochemica...

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10.1530/eje-09-0493

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Journal:
European journal of endocrinology / European Federation of Endocrine Societies
Volume:
161
Issue:
6
Pages:
819-828
Publication date:
2009-12-05
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EISSN:
1479-683X
ISSN:
0804-4643
URN:
uuid:74d9a90e-8c6e-4cad-80f6-ec224b13ec44
Source identifiers:
138180
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pubs:138180

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