Prediction of pituitary stalk position in pituitary adenomas by visualization of the hypothalamo-hypophyseal tract using diffusion tensor imaging tractography

The preservation of pituitary stalk during surgery is very important for neurosurgeons. Sometimes, it is hard to identify the pituitary stalk in the operation. The hypothalamo-hypophyseal tract (HHT) projects through the pituitary stalk to the posterior pituitary gland. If the HHT can be identified, the position of pituitary stalk will be visualized. The… CONTINUE READING