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J Korean Soc Ther Radiol. 1990 Dec;8(2):163-168. English. Original Article.
Cho HL , Yang KM , Shon SC , Suh HS .
Department of Radiation Therapy, Inje University, Seoul Korea Seoul and Pusan Paik Hospital, Korea.
Abstract

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.

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