Delayed Visual Deterioration After Surgery for Pituitary Adenoma

  title={Delayed Visual Deterioration After Surgery for Pituitary Adenoma},
  author={Th. Czech and St. Wolfsberger and Andreas Reitner and Harald G Goerzer},
  journal={Acta Neurochirurgica},
 Despite its description in the literature there remains uncertainty about the incidence, the pathophysiological basis and the best management of a delayed visual deterioration in the presence of an empty sella after surgery for pituitary adenomas. Out of a series of 501 patients with pituitary adenomas operated on at our institution between 1984 and 1996, four patients (0.8%) developed a worsening of their visual function 3 to 37 months after surgery in the absence of tumour recurrence. None… CONTINUE READING


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