A Technical note on endonasal combined microscopic endoscopic with free head navigation technique of removal of pituitary adenomas

Ossama Al-Mefty, Svetlana Pravdenkova, Christian Gragnaniello

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Abstract

Pituitary surgery exemplifies the continuous refinement of surgical techniques. The transsphenoidal approach is the approach of choice to treat most pituitary adenomas. We report here, as a technical note, an operative nuance that represents an encompassment of various technical steps that we utilize in our current surgery, including the corroboration of navigation system on a free head with combined use of endoscope and microscope techniques.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-249
Number of pages7
JournalNeurosurgical Review
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • transsphenoidal surgery
  • sellar tumors
  • pituitary adenoma
  • surgical technique
  • microsurgery
  • endonasal endoscopy
  • neuronavigation
  • minimal invasive surgery

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