Defining the "edge of the envelope": patient selection in treating complex sellar-based neoplasms via transsphenoidal versus open craniotomy.

@article{Zada2011DefiningT,
  title={Defining the "edge of the envelope": patient selection in treating complex sellar-based neoplasms via transsphenoidal versus open craniotomy.},
  author={Gabriel Zada and Rose Du and Edward R. Laws},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={114 2},
  pages={286-300}
}
OBJECT Endonasal approaches have become the gold standard intervention for many anterior and middle skull base tumors. The authors aimed to define some of the existing limitations of these approaches by reviewing their experience with complex sellar region tumors that were initially considered for both transsphenoidal and open skull base approaches and were thus deemed tumors at "the edge of the envelope." METHODS Between April 2008 and April 2010, 250 transsphenoidal operations were… CONTINUE READING

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