Pituitary adenomas in cushing's disease: Do they arise from the intermediate lobe?

Corey Raffel, James E Boggan, Lawrence F. Eng, Richard L. Davis, Charles B. Wilson

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Pituitary adenomas from 15 patients with Cushing's disease were studied histopathologically. The tumors were examined for the presence of neural axons by the Bodian silver impregnation technique and a specific immunohistologic technique based on a monoclonal antibody to axonal neurofilaments. Axons were not seen in any of the surgical specimens. This finding suggests that most, if not all, adrenocorticotropin-secreting pituitary adenomas are of anterior lobe origin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-130
Number of pages6
JournalSurgical Neurology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1988



  • Cushing's disease
  • Intermediate lobe
  • Monoclonal antibody

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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