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Efficacy and Complications of Pituitary Irradiation

Abstract:

Radiation therapy is widely used in the management of intracranial (including sellar and parasellar) and systemic disorders. Although in many cases the irradiation aims to prevent the growth or regrowth and to control the hormonal hypersecretion of a pituitary tumor, in many others it adversely affects the hypothalamo-pituitary function simply because this area receives significant doses of radiation delivered for non-hypothalamo-pituitary disorders. The main long-term complications include h...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.ecl.2014.10.009

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, OCDEM
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Author
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America Journal website
Volume:
44
Issue:
1
Pages:
117–126
Publication date:
2015-03-05
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EISSN:
1558-4410
ISSN:
0889-8529
URN:
uuid:9b050759-c09a-4088-80cb-cebe5629d68b
Source identifiers:
502840
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pubs:502840

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