Empty Sella Syndrome

  From Lewis Blevins, MD -  Empty sella syndrome as a misnomer for the sella is not empty. It is usually filled with spinal fluid....

Nonfunctional Pituitary Adenomas

From Lewis Blevins, MD - We really shouldn't call them nonfunctional pituitary adenomas. They are living tissue and thus "functioning." The term comes from...

One in Five …One in Eight. Who cares! One person not diagnosed is one...

  From J D Faccinetti - There are several expert sources that have focused research on the prevalence of pituitary tumors. Estimates on these studies...

Testosterone

From Lewis Blevins, MD - Photo from The Huffington Post - Testosterone use in men has been "associated" with cardiovascular risk. In my opinion,...

Oxytocin

From Lewis Blevins. MD I've been asked on at least two occasions to comment on oxytocin in patients with hypothalamic and pituitary disorders. Oxytocin is a...

The Hypothalamus

From Lewis Blevins, MD - Image from UPMC -  The hypothalamus is recognized as the part of the brain that surrounds the third ventricle....

Welcome to Pituitary World News

Welcome to Pituitary World News. Our goal is to educate, inform and provide a platform to exchange ideas with those who have an interest...

Thoughts on transsphenodial procedures

Dr. Sandeep Kunwar, Surgical Director of the California Center for Pituitary Disorders at UCSF, performing a transsphenodial resection of a pituitary adenoma. Painting by...

Sleep and longevity

From the Huffington Post By Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D. for YouBeauty.com We know about the benefits of a good night’s sleep -- better memory, attention, concentration and a reduced...

Pituitary tumors and heredity

Some pituitary tumors occur as a result of heritable conditions. Dr. Korbonits and her group have remarkably advanced our understanding of the genetics of...

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