Obliteration of the primary empty sella by transsphenoidal extradural balloon inflation: technical note.

Abstract

Extradural inflation of a balloon with silicone via the transsphenoidal approach is an easy, safe, and effective technique for plugging the empty cavity of the sella and raising the entire sellar contents. It relieves headaches and visual symptoms secondary to the primary empty sella syndrome.

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@article{Nagao1987ObliterationOT, title={Obliteration of the primary empty sella by transsphenoidal extradural balloon inflation: technical note.}, author={Shizuko Nagao and Kazushi Kinugasa and A Nishimoto}, journal={Surgical neurology}, year={1987}, volume={27 5}, pages={455-8} }