Endoscopic transsphenoidal pituitary surgery: a good and safe primary treatment option for Cushings disease, even in case of macroadenomas or invasive adenomas.

Abstract – European Journal of Endocrinology, 06/24/2013  Clinical Article

Wagenmakers MA et al. – This study aims to gain insight in the role of endoscopic TS as a primary treatment option for CD, especially in patients with MRI negative CD and (invasive) macroadenomas.

The data suggest that in patients with non–invasive and invasive macroadenomas the endoscopic technique of TS should be the technique of choice as remission rates seem to be higher than remission rates reported for microscopic TS, although no comparative study has been performed.

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Research on Cushing’s Disease Presented at ENDO 2013


Researchers at PHAR, in conjunction with experts from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, presented the results of several studies on Cushing’s disease at the Endocrine Society’s 95th Annual Meeting on June 19th, 2013.

Cushing’s disease, a pituitary disorder, is poorly studied because of its rarity. The PHAR research team reported on the incidence, treatment patterns, and annual economic burden associated with the disease–topics on which very little was previously known.

The three posters presented at ENDO can be viewed by clicking the links below:

Incidence of Cushing’s Disease in the United States

Real-World Treatment Patterns in Cushing’s Disease Patients in Two Large US Nationwide Databases: Application of a Novel, Graphical Methodology

Annual Economic Burden Associated with Cushing’s Disease in the United States

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