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Medical comments from Dr Lewis Blevins MD. Director Center for Pituitary Disorders at University California San Francisco

Arthritis and acromegaly

Arthropathy is one of the most insidious conditions that can affect people with acromegaly often with challenging quality of life issues.   Bone and joint...

One of the world’s greatest neurosurgeons and pioneer of transsphenoidal pituitary surgery dies at...

Charles Wilson MD was, by all accounts, an outlier.  Much has been written about his accomplishments as a surgeon and teacher, but for pituitary...

Survey results and a discussion on Cyclical Cushing’s Syndrome

This podcast focuses on the results of our latest Pituitary World News survey on Cyclical Cushing's Syndrome.  Dr. Blevins offers his views and a very interesting,...

Dr. Blevins reviews an empty sella case

From Lewis S. Blevins Jr. M.D. - Pituitary World News co-founder and Director of the Center for Pituitary Disorders at UCSF. - I had the...

PODCAST: Sleep apnea and acromegaly

Studies suggest that sleep apnea is a very common and potentially dangerous condition for people with acromegaly if not properly treated.  Today's podcast presents an engaging...

Podcast: Growth Hormone Secreting Pituitary Adenomas

A highly informative podcast on growth hormone-secreting adenomas by Dr. Lewis Blevins.  This is the third of a series on pituitary tumors.  

Diagnostic challenges: neurosarcoidosis

From Lewis S. Blevins, M.D. This image depicts what appears to be a right-sided pituitary adenoma. It is a well-defined and circumscribed darker lesion...

Pituitary surgery: Microscopic vs. Endoscopic

From the desk of Lewis S. Blevins Jr. MD - Endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary disorders seems to be a hot topic these days.   Some...

Podcast: Non-functioning pituitary adenomas

Dr. Lewis Blevins reviews non-functioning pituitary adenomas. These tumors, which typically do not secrete hormones, can pose major challenges due to their ability to grow...

Pseudo-acromegaly: a few comments

From the desk of Lewis S Blevins Jr. MD - cofounder.  I'm not sure this term really exists. It does, however, seem to be...

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