Below is the list of topics covered in this book, available at the Don and Cathy Jacobs Health Education Center at the University of Kentucky.

Chapter 1: Types of Pituitary Disorders and Their Manifestations

Introduction to Pituitary Disorders: Pituitary Disorders and Hyper-Pituitarism

  1. Acromegaly- GH Secreting Adenoma
  2. Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency
  3. Antidiuretic Hormone Deficiency Causing Diabetes Insepidus
  4. Craniopharyngioma
  5. Cushing’s Syndrome and Cushing’s Disease-ACTH secreting Adenoma
  6. Deficiency of ACTH and Cortisol
  7. Deficiency of LH and FSH-Hypogonadic Hypogonadism
  8. Endocrine Inactive (ie: Non-Functional) Adenoma
  9. Hypopituitarism
  10. Prolactinoma
  11. Rathke’s Cleft Cyst
  12. Thyroid Hormone Deficiency
  13. Thyroid Secreting Hormone-Secreting tumor

The Prevalence of Pituitary Adenomas: A systematic review

Can Pituitary Tumors Be Inherited?

Chapter Two: The Diagnosis of Pituitary Diseases

  1. Acromegaly
  2. Prolactinoma
  3. Cushing’s Syndrome/Disease
  4. Cushing’s Syndrome: An Update
  5. Gonadotroph and other Clinically Nonfunctioning Adenomas
  6. Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 (MEN1)
  7. Autoimmune Pituitary Disease or Lymphocytic Hypophysitis
  8. Addison’s Disease
  9. Pituitary Cancer

Chapter 3: Mental and Physical Complications of Pituitary Disease

  1. Heart Problems in Acromegaly
  2. Pituitary Disease: Association with Cognitive Dysfunction
  3. Headaches and Pituitary Tumors
  4. The Oral Cavity and Pituitary Tumors
  5. Keep an Eye on Yourself
  6. Surgical Correction of the Acromegalic Face
  7. Human Sexuality
  8. Hormones and Sexuality
  9. The Mental Health Side of the Pituitary and Neuroendocrine Disorders
  10. Sick of being Sick and Tired: When Depression is not Depression
  11. The Stress Response and its Implications for Pituitary Tumors

Emotional Disorder Medications

Chapter 4: Common Issues for Women

  1. The Menstrual Cycle: Getting The “Vital” Respect it Deserves
  2. Psychosocial Aspects of Pituitary Disease in Women
  3. Pituitary Disease During Pregnancy

Chapter 5: Common Issues for Children

  1. Panhypopituitarism in Childhood
  2. Pediatric Pituitary Tumors

Chapter 6: Common Issues for Men

  1. Androgen Deficiency and Hypogonadism

Section Three: Treatment of Pituitary Tumors

Chapter 1: Medical Options

  1. Indications for Treatment of Microprolactinomas: An Update

Chapter 2: Surgical Options

  1. Management of Pituitary Adenomas
  2. Surgical Management of Pituitary Tumors
  3. Pituitary Surgery: The Fully Endoscopic Suborbital Approach
  4. Skull-based Approaches for Pituitary Tumors-An interoperative MRI to Confirm the Amount of Pituitary Tumor Removal
  5. Endonasal Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery-Evolution of the Classic Transsphenoidal Approach
  6. Transsphenoidal of Pituitary Adenomas in an Interoperative MRI Unit
  7. Surgical Management of Clinically Nonfunctional Pituitary Adenomas

Chapter 3: Radiotherapy Options

  1. Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Skull Base and Pituitary Tumors
  2. Neuroendocrine Complications of Radiation Therapy for Non-Pituitary Tumors

Chapter 4: Hormone Replacement Therapy

  1. Pituitary Hormone Replacement in Women
  2. Androgen Insufficiency in Women with Hypopituatirism

Section 4: Long-term Care

  1. Pituitary Tumors: Long-term Outcomes and Expectations

Section 5: The Patient’s Experience with Pituitary Disorders

  1. Patient Stories

Section 6: Patient Resources

  1. Physicians
  2. Hospitals and Medical Centers
  3. Pharmaceutical Companies and Corporate Listings

Chapter 2: Additional Help and Resources

A Layman’s Quick Checklist for the Acromegalic’s Symptoms, Tests, Results

Learn More About Clinical Trials








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