hypophysectomy


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hypophysectomy

[hī¦päf·ə¦sek·tə‚mē]
(medicine)
Surgical removal of the pituitary gland.
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Effects of hypophysectomy on the testis and secondary sex characters of the adult guppy (Poecilia reticulata Peters).
Acute effects of hypophysectomy and administration of pancreatic and thyroid hormones on circulating concentrations of somatomedin-C and young chickens: relationship between growth hormone and somatomedin-C.
Effect of hypophysectomy on insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I binding activity of serum in chickens.
Effect of chicken growth hormone, triiodothyronine and hypophysectomy in growing domestic fowl.
Because these results somewhat resemble the effects of hypophysectomy (43), the observed attenuation of sex differentiation is more likely related to the pituitary damage, although it is difficult to interpret why the GH level is decreased only slightly on day 3 without analysis of its secretory pattern.
The endoscopic transsphenoidal hypophysectomy offers many advantages over the conventional methods, but the greatest advantage for patients is less discomfort and a much faster recovery.
Nevertheless, there have been few reports of sphenoid mucocele following transsphenoidal hypophysectomy.
A 67-year-old man underwent an uneventful transsphenoidal hypophysectomy for pituitary adenoma with suprasellar extension in 1985.