Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar

Tehran University of Medical SciencesIran

Professor Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar was Neurosurgeon-in-Chief at Khatam-ol-anbia Hospital of Zahedan University Medical Sciences in Iran from 1994 to 2006 and then moved to the Sina Trauma & Surgery Research Center in Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Since 2010 he is Vice-Chairman of the research centre. Since January 2012, he has started to be the guide for PhD by research in Neurotrauma. He has written in neurosurgical topics, with over 100 publications; 61 in SCOPUS and EMBASE; 59 in PUBMED, 54 of them in ISI. He has written 6 books and 8 chapters. He also has operative experience, which includes over 2700 neurosurgical operations. His major research interest is epidemiological, etiological, experimental and therapeutic aspects of neurotrauma especially spinal cord injury.

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Latest work with IntechOpen by Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar

Pituitary Adenomas is a comprehensive book about the most common pathology of the pituitary gland in the sellar region. The book chapters include epidemiology, symptoms and signs, clinical, imaging, immunohistochemical and ultrastructural pathological diagnosis, therapeutic approaches and outcome of the functional and non-functional pituitary tumors. Therapies include medications, endoscopic transphenoidal and open surgeries; radiotherapy includes gamma knife radiosurgery. Visual symptoms has important and characteristic patterns which has discussed in one specific chapter. Endocrine secretion is another characteristic in 40% of pituitary adenomas. Therefore, another chapter presents it. Stereotactic radiosurgery and endoscopic surgery both have special role in recent decades. Thus, they have considered specifically, too. Authors expect to give excellent insight in pituitary adenoma to the book readers.

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