Experience with the direct transnasal transsphenoidal approach to the pituitary fossa.

@article{Cooke1994ExperienceWT,
  title={Experience with the direct transnasal transsphenoidal approach to the pituitary fossa.},
  author={Robert S Cooke and Robert Kenneth Jones},
  journal={British journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1994},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={193-6}
}
The direct transnasal transsphenoidal approach to the pituitary fossa has been used in our unit since 1987. We describe the procedure and report its use in 48 patients with pituitary lesions. Successful access to the pituitary fossa was made in 46 out of 50 operations (92%). In two cases, repeat transnasal exploration was successfully performed for recurrent tumour 3 and 5 years following an initial trans-nasal exploration. This approach is straightforward, quick and does not require dissection… CONTINUE READING

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