Results of transsphenoidal surgery for Cushing's disease in patients with no histologically confirmed tumor.

@article{Sheehan2000ResultsOT,
  title={Results of transsphenoidal surgery for Cushing's disease in patients with no histologically confirmed tumor.},
  author={Jonas M. Sheehan and M. Beatriz S. Lopes and Jason P Sheehan and Dilantha B. Ellegala and Kyle M. Webb and Edward R. Laws},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={47 1},
  pages={33-6; discussion 37-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Pathological confirmation of surgical resection of an adenoma for Cushing's disease is not always achieved. We reviewed our experience to determine the prognostic significance of this lack of confirmation regarding outcome, and we evaluate explanations for this situation. METHODS The records of all patients undergoing transsphenoidal surgery for Cushing's disease from 1992 to 1998 were reviewed, and those with no histological confirmation of tumor were identified. Information… CONTINUE READING