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September 1953

Pituitary Chromophobe Adenomas.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1953;50(3):400. doi:10.1001/archopht.1953.00920030407033

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In the first four chapters of this book are reviewed the anatomy and the physiology of the pituitary gland and its surrounding structures. The authors then document the results of the study and treatment of 117 patients with chromophobe adenomas admitted to the Neurological Institute of New York or the medical serivces of the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center from 1929 to 1948.

Since visual symptoms are the foremost of the usual presenting symptoms of this condition (47% of the authors' patients complained first of a defect in either the visual acuity or the visual fields), and authoritative monograph on chromophobe adenomas, such as this, is a valuable book for every ophthalmologist to have in his library. It is essentially a reference book and admirably presents the entire and complex picture which these tumors produce. An excellent bibliography of 533 references is appended.

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