Guidelines on the Management of Patients with Nonfunctioning Pituitary Adenomas
Several physician members of the Pituitary Network Association worked together to publish Guidelines on the Management of Patients with Nonfunctioning Pituitary Adenomas for the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS). Drs. Manish Aghi, Nelson Oyesiku, Gabriel Zada and many others worked together to provide these necessary guidelines.
As a global leader in education and innovation, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) recognizes high-quality, evidence-based guidelines as a critical tool to confront a rapidly changing health care environment. The CNS supports an infrastructure, including robust, methodological processes, to produce high-quality evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. We have included the beginning of the press release and links to the full press release and the guidelines.
September 19, 2016 – Nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas (NFPAs) are common benign tumors that may be present for years before causing any symptoms. A new set of research-based guidelines for evaluation and treatment of NFPAs appears in the October issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.
The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) developed these guidelines to provide a "framework to help with decision-making" in caring for patients with NFPAs, based on comprehensive analysis of available scientific data. The recommendations were created by a multidisciplinary task force of experts, on behalf of the CNS.