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J Korean Soc Ther Radiol > Volume 8(2); 1990 > Article
Journal of the Korean Society for Therapeutic Radiology 1990;8(2): 163-168.
The Efficacy of Radiation Therapy in the Treatment of Pituitary Adenoma
Heung Lee Cho, Kwang Mo Yang, Seung Chang Shon, Hyun Suk Suh
Department of Radiation Therapy, Inje University, Seoul Korea Seoul and Pusan Paik Hospital, Korea.
Between 1984 and 1989, 22 patients with pituitary adenomas were treated with radiation therapy. The tumor was controlled in 18 of 22 (81.8%) patients for an observed period of II to 98 months. Eleven of 12 (92%) patients with visual field defect experienced nomalization or improvement, and 3 of 5 evaluable patients with hyperprolactinemia achieved normalization in one and decrement in two patients. We concluded that: (a) postoperative radiotherapy is clearly effective in the controlling of clinical symptoms and signs resulting from pituitary adenoma: (b) In the macroadenoma, the difference of control rate between suprasellar, <2cm. And suprasellar,>2cm. Was not significant.
Key Words: Pituitary adenoma, Radiotherapy
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