February 1954

Pituitary Chromophobe Adenomas.

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By John I. Nurnberger, M.D., and Saul R. Korey, M.D. Price, $7.00. Pp. 246, with 34 illustrations. Springer Publishing Co., Inc., 44 E. 23rd St., New York 10, 1953.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1954;93(2):314. doi:10.1001/archinte.1954.00240260150028

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Pituitary adenomas of the chromophobe type have been described in great detail by the authors. Chapters on developmental anatomy of the pituitary gland, functional anatomy of the perisellar regions, and metabolic functions of the pituitary provide an excellent source of reference material.

Clinical chapters relate frequency of symptoms and signs as well as neurologic and metabolic accompaniments in 117 patients with pituitary neoplasia. Adequate discussion is given to laboratory procedures and pathologic findings in this condition. Therapy and therapeutic results are described.

Throughout the book the reader feels handicapped by awkward discussions of controversial points; by a formidable array of data, tables, and charts, and by a surfeit of references.

Despite these faults, the book is well supplied with useful facts and excellent illustrations. It provides valuable information for students of pituitary disease.

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