Giant pituitary adenomas: surgical outcomes of 50 cases operated on by the endonasal endoscopic approach.

@article{Gondim2014GiantPA,
  title={Giant pituitary adenomas: surgical outcomes of 50 cases operated on by the endonasal endoscopic approach.},
  author={Jackson A. Gondim and Jo{\~a}o Paulo Cavalcante de Almeida and Lucas Alverne Freitas de Albuquerque and Erika Ferreira Gomes and Michele Schops},
  journal={World neurosurgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={82 1-2},
  pages={e281-90}
}
OBJECTIVE To present our experience with the surgical management of giant pituitary adenomas in a series of 50 cases operated on by an endoscopic endonasal approach. METHODS A retrospective data analysis of all patients who underwent transsphenoidal endonasal endoscopic surgery at the General Hospital of Fortaleza, Brazil, between January 1998 and November 2011 was performed. Patients who presented with pituitary adenomas larger than 4 cm were included in the study. Analysis of factors… CONTINUE READING