During these trying times, work continues, even at a faster pace, for new drugs and therapies for pituitary patients. From the J D Faccinetti, co-founder – We recently caught up with Crinetics Pharmaceuticals chairman Dr.
Other Pituitary Tumors
News and information about other pituitary disorders.
Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery
Today’s podcast brings together Dr. Phillip Thedosopoulos, Professor and Vice Chairman of Neurological Surgery at the University of California San Francisco and Director of the skull based tumor program at UCSF; and Dr. Lewis Blevins,
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 pleasure of seeing a very interesting patient recently who was referred
Looking into the world of new drug discovery and development
A conversation with Dr. Scott Struthers, Founder, and CEO of Crinetics Pharmaceutical. These are exciting times in the world of endocrine drug discovery and development, particularly for Acromegaly and Cushing’s patients. In today’s podcast we
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 large and cause mass effects such a vision issues and headaches,
Today’s podcast is the first in an upcoming series of podcasts dedicated to pituitary lesions, with particular attention to pituitary adenomas. Dr. Blevins covers a variety of subjects including symptoms and signs, classification and groups,
Aggressive Pituitary Tumors
In this podcast Dr. Blevins discusses aggressive pituitary tumors. Learn what defines a pituitary malignancy and the differences between benign and malignant tumors. What is an aggressive tumor and what makes it behave that way.
How important is early diagnosis?
A recent article from the Endocrinology Department of “Escola Universitària d’Infermeria, Hospital Sant Pau, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain” explores health related quality of life (QoL) issues in patients with pituitary disease. The article
Rathke’s Cleft and other Pituitary Cysts
From Lewis Blevins, MD – Pituitary embryology is fascinating. An extension goes down from the brain forming the pituitary stalk and the posterior pituitary. A flat piece of tissue grows up from the upper portions
Pineal Gland Cysts.
From Lewis Blevins, MD – Pineal cysts are seen in about 2% of all MRI’s of the brain. I see them as perhaps more common in pituitary patients simply because I look at the scans
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. Furthermore, a true syndrome does not exist. An empty sella