TUMORI DELL'ADENOIPOFISI: DIAGNOSI MORFOLOGICA E CLASSIFICAZIONE

Translated title of the contribution: Tumors of the adenohypophysis: morphologic diagnosis and classification

E. Solcia, C. Capella, R. Buffa, B. Frigerio, P. Fontana, L. Usellini

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Abstract

Results of histological, histochemical and ultrastructural studies of 60 cases of pituitary adenomas are discussed together with data available from the literature. A classification of such tumours is proposed which allows a close comparison of their histological, histochemical, ultrastructural and functional patterns. Besides acidophilic (STH and LTH cells), basophilic (ACTH-MSH, gonadotrope and ETSH cells), chromophobe and oncocytic tumours, pseudochromophobe tumours, and argyrophil tumours - made up of cells with small granules of unknown function (P cells) also found in normal human pituitary - are identified. The prognosis of the various kinds of tumours is considered and some data concerning ectopic tumours producing pituitary hormones are reported.

Translated title of the contributionTumors of the adenohypophysis: morphologic diagnosis and classification
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)333-346
Number of pages14
JournalPathologica
Volume69
Issue number993-994
Publication statusPublished - 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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    Solcia, E., Capella, C., Buffa, R., Frigerio, B., Fontana, P., & Usellini, L. (1977). TUMORI DELL'ADENOIPOFISI: DIAGNOSI MORFOLOGICA E CLASSIFICAZIONE. Pathologica, 69(993-994), 333-346.