Pituitary adenomas represent a common intracranial pathology, usually resulting in the systemic secretion of hormones and compression of local endocrine and optic structures, causing a wide variety of clinical sequelae. While they are typically treated with upfront endocrine and/or surgical decompressive therapy, in patients with residual, recurrent, or refractory disease, decades of data support management with stereotactic radiosurgery. This modality offers favorable local tumor control, endocrine remission rates, and infrequent toxicity. In the future, this alternative to resection will continue to gain popularity among patients and health care providers.
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- Clinical Neurology