Expanded endonasal endoscopic approach for resection of a growth hormone-secreting pituitary macroadenoma coexistent with a cavernous carotid artery aneurysm.

@article{Xia2012ExpandedEE,
  title={Expanded endonasal endoscopic approach for resection of a growth hormone-secreting pituitary macroadenoma coexistent with a cavernous carotid artery aneurysm.},
  author={Xuewei Xia and Murugappan Ramanathan and Brent A. Orr and Vafi Salmasi and Roberto Salvatori and Douglas D. Reh and Gary L. Gallia},
  journal={Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia},
  year={2012},
  volume={19 10},
  pages={1437-41}
}
The co-existence of pituitary adenomas (PA) and carotid artery aneurysms has been described and may be particularly frequent in acromegaly. The co-occurrence of an intracranial aneurysm in the setting of a PA presents significant risk to the patient, particularly when the aneurysm is within or near the operative field. We describe a 48-year-old, right… CONTINUE READING