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It is well accepted that total or partial hypophysectomy is of varying benefit in cancer of the breast, and to a lesser extent, cancer of the prostate as well as diabetic retinopathy, acromegaly, and Cushing's disease, as noted by the authors of this monograph. One might also include tumors of the pituitary not associated with any known endocrinopathy. The authors summarize the medical indications for hypophysectomy as a means of hormonal manipulation and the methods used to inhibit pituitary function by hypophysectomy—surgical, radiation, and cryohypophysectomy. Conspicuously absent in the methods is a discussion of the rapidly expanding field of chemical
Direct Ultrasonic Irradiation of the Hypophysis.. Ann Intern Med. ;80:131. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-1-131_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;80(1):131.
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