Pituitary tumor surgery: review of 3004 cases.

  title={Pituitary tumor surgery: review of 3004 cases.},
  author={Mauro Loyo-Varela and Tenoch Herrada-Pineda and Francisco R Revilla-Pacheco and Salvador Manrique-Guzm{\'a}n},
  journal={World neurosurgery},
  volume={79 2},
OBJECTIVE To report the efficacy, safety, and outcomes through time of the biggest series to our knowledge of pituitary surgery using transcranial, transsphenoidal, and endoscopic techniques. METHODS An observational, retrospective, and descriptive review was performed of 3004 patients surgically treated by the senior author from 1973 to June 2011 in Mexico City. A sublabial approach was used in 3000 patients, and a transnasal approach was used in the remaining 4 patients. Tumors were… CONTINUE READING


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