The sellar/parasellar endocrinopathies: a brief clinical overview

Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 1993 Jun;14(3):178-81. doi: 10.1016/s0887-2171(05)80078-2.


Endocrine disorders of the pituitary and other hypothalamic structures are reviewed. Anterior and posterior pituitary physiology is described as well as hormone-producing tumors that cause Cushing's disease, hyperprolactinemia, acromegaly-gigantism, and precocious and delayed puberty. The diagnosis and management of diabetes insipidus caused by hypothalamic-posterior pituitary disorders complete the overview.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acromegaly / diagnosis
  • Cushing Syndrome / diagnosis
  • Diabetes Insipidus / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Hyperprolactinemia / diagnosis
  • Pituitary Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Puberty, Precocious / diagnosis
  • Sella Turcica