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Transsphenoidal Surgery for Pituitary Tumors and Other Sellar Masses.

Authors
  • Owen, Tina J1
  • Martin, Linda G2
  • Chen, Annie V2
  • 1 Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, PO Box 647060, Pullman, WA 99164-7060, USA. Electronic address: [email protected]
  • 2 Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, PO Box 646610, Pullman, WA 99164-6610, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2018
Volume
48
Issue
1
Pages
129–151
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.cvsm.2017.08.006
PMID: 29056398
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Transsphenoidal surgery is an option for dogs and cats with functional and nonfunctional pituitary masses or other sellar and parasellar masses. An adrenocorticotropic hormone-secreting tumor causing Cushing disease is the most common clinically relevant pituitary tumor in dogs, and the most common pituitary tumor seen in cats is a growth hormone-secreting tumor causing acromegaly. Transsphenoidal surgery can lead to rapid resolution of clinical signs and provide a cure for these patients. Because of the risks associated with this surgery, it should only be attempted by a cohesive pituitary surgery group with a sophisticated medical and surgical team.

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