Intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging-guided transsphenoidal surgery for giant pituitary adenomas

  title={Intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging-guided transsphenoidal surgery for giant pituitary adenomas},
  author={Fabian Baumann and Christoph Schmid and Ren{\'e}-Ludwig Bernays},
  journal={Neurosurgical Review},
Giant pituitary adenomas (GPAs), defined as  ≥40 mm in one extension, present a challenging subgroup of pituitary adenomas in terms of radical tumor removal and complication rates. The potential impact of intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) is investigated in a consecutive series and the results compared to the literature. From November 2004 until February 2005, six (five male) patients were operated for GPAs via an iMRI-guided transsphenoidal approach in the PoleStar™ N20… CONTINUE READING


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