Preliminary comparison of the endoscopic transnasal vs the sublabial transseptal approach for clinically nonfunctioning pituitary macroadenomas.

@article{Sheehan1999PreliminaryCO,
  title={Preliminary comparison of the endoscopic transnasal vs the sublabial transseptal approach for clinically nonfunctioning pituitary macroadenomas.},
  author={Michael T Sheehan and John L. D. Atkinson and Jan L. Kasperbauer and Bradley J. Erickson and Todd Bert Nippoldt},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  year={1999},
  volume={74 7},
  pages={661-70}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the advantages and disadvantages of an endoscopic transnasal approach to pituitary surgery for a select group of clinically nonfunctioning macroadenomas and to compare results of this approach with the sublabial transseptal approach at a single institution. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the records of 26 patients with clinically nonfunctioning pituitary macroadenomas approached endoscopically and 44 matched control patients with the same tumors… CONTINUE READING

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