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The prevalence of pituitary adenomas
The goals of the current study were to determine the prevalence of pituitary adenomas and to explore the clinical relevance of the findings. Expand
Surgical outcomes in 118 patients with Rathke cleft cysts.
- C. Aho, Charles Y. Liu, V. Zelman, W. Couldwell, M. Weiss
- Journal of neurosurgery
- 1 February 2005
The high recurrence rate (18%) supports the theory that a relationship exists between a symptomatic Rathke cleft cyst and craniopharyngioma and improvements in visual and endocrine dysfunction can be expected after surgical decompression of the optic apparatus and the hypothalamic-pituitary axis. Expand
Petroclival meningiomas: surgical experience in 109 cases.
Review of this series, with the attendant complications, has facilitated the authors' decision-making when considering the risk of gross-total removal in selected patients with asymptomatic cavernous sinus invasion or tumor adherent to the brainstem. Expand
Pituitary carcinoma: a review of the literature.
Pituitary carcinomas, defined as distant metastases of a pituitary neoplasm, are rare and survival after documentation of metastatic disease is poor; 66% of patients die within 1 year. Expand
OBJECTIVE: The traditional boundaries of the transsphenoidal approach may be expanded to include the region from the cribriform plate of the anterior cranial base to the inferior clivus in the… Expand
Long-term neurological, visual, and endocrine outcomes following transnasal resection of craniopharyngioma.
Use of the TN approach can render good outcomes in properly selected patients with craniopharyngioma, particularly when the tumor is cystic, even in mostly suprasellar cases. Expand
Metastases to the pituitary gland.
Overall, neurohypophysial involvement seems to be most prevalent, but breast metastases appear to have an affinity for the adenohypophysis, although differentiating metastasis to the pituitary gland from bone metastases to the skull base, which invades the sella turcica, can be difficult. Expand
Primary Intraosseous Skull Base Cavernous Hemangioma: Case Report.
- James K. Liu, P. Burger, H. Harnsberger, W. Couldwell
- Skull base : official journal of North American…
- 1 November 2003
The authors describe a 40-year-old female who presented with progressive headaches who underwent complete excision of the PICH through an extradural frontopolar approach and found an intraosseous cavernous hemangioma. Expand
Prophylaxis for deep venous thrombosis in neurosurgery: a review of the literature.
- S. Browd, B. Ragel, Gary E Davis, A. Scott, E. Skalabrin, W. Couldwell
- Neurosurgical focus
- 1 October 2004
The incidence of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and subsequent pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients undergoing neurosurgery has been reported to be as high as 25%, with a mortality rate from PE between… Expand
Subependymomas: An analysis of Clinical and Imaging Features
Clinical symptoms were associated with tumor location: intracranial masses caused headaches, seizures, and neurological complaints, and spinal cord locations resulted in neurological deficit. Expand