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Pituitary Adenomas

Call for Papers

Clinically nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas and functioning pituitary adenomas are the most common tumors in the sellar region. These lesions are benign. However, their surgical and medical treatment are still a challenge especially for neurosurgeons and endocrinologists. A multidisciplinary treatment is in all these cases essential. Furthermore, a close follow-up is essential for a good long-term outcome. Still, there is a debate about the best surgical technique, intraoperative modalities, and further medical treatment. Additionally, the literature is missing molecular-biological and genetic origins causing initial growth and regrowth. New knowledge in this medical field could increase the long-term success rate.

It is foreseen that the collection of articles included in this special issue will provide an interesting update for physicians and a support for future directions in achieving an optimal treatment plan and excellent outcome for the patients.

We are seeking manuscripts and original research articles as well as review articles, especially aimed at neurosurgeons, endocrinologists, and scientists in neuroscience point of view on the treatment and scientific work of pituitary adenomas.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Endonasal microsurgical or endoscopic surgery and their outcome
  • Intraoperative imaging
  • New surgical devices and techniques
  • Fluorescence guided surgery
  • New molecular-biological approaches of surgical treatment

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 20 July 2018
Publication DateDecember 2018

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

Lead Guest Editor

  • Stefan Linsler, Universit√§tsklinikum des Saarlandes, Homburg, Germany

Guest Editors

  • Davide Locatelli, Neurochirurgica, Ospedale di circolo e Fondazione Macci, Varese, Italy
  • Salman Sharif, Liaquat National Hospital and Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Ricardo Ramina, Hospital Instituto de Neurologia de Curitiba, Curitiba, Brazil