Endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal surgery for sellar tumors in children.

  title={Endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal surgery for sellar tumors in children.},
  author={Davide Locatelli and Luca Massimi and Mario Rigante and Viola Marta Custodi and G. Paludetti and Paolo G Castelnuovo and Concezio Di Rocco},
  journal={International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology},
  volume={74 11},
OBJECTIVE Endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal surgery (EETS) is still rarely used in pediatric subjects compared with adults. Reports on EETS in children appeared only recently in the literature, usually regarding small series. The aim of the study is to assess the actual role and the limits of EETS in children with sellar tumors by reporting a two-centers experience. METHODS Twenty-seven children (mean age: 12.2 years) were operated on during the last decade. Seventeen patients harbored a… CONTINUE READING


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