pituitary.txt

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nsmallwood
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pituitary.txt
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2011-12-26 16:37:18
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pituitary
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  1. hormones from hypothalmus are released where
    median eminence
  2. post pituitary contain axons from what nuclei
    supraoptic and paraventricular
  3. released by supraoptic
    antidiuretic hormone
  4. sxs of DI
    • N/V
    • diarrhea
    • dehydration
  5. inhibitor of v1 and V2 receptors
    conivaptan
  6. inhibitor of adh on collecting duct
    demeclocycline
  7. contraindications to transphenoid approach
    • dumbbell shaped (supracellar extension)
    • massive lateral extension
  8. bromocriptine can reduce all endocrine secreting tumors except
    ACTH
  9. tx of symptomatic or macro prolactinoma
    • bromocriptine
    • surg for refractory, hemorrhage, csf or wants to get pregnant
  10. why is a random GH test not useful
    because acromegaly usually results in increase IGF-1
  11. GH receptor antagonist
    pegvisomant
  12. dx acromegaly
    • IGF-1 level
    • oral glucose tolerance test
  13. frequent complication post op after resection of craniopharyngioma
    DI

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