The endonasal microscopic approach for pituitary adenomas and other parasellar tumors: a 10-year experience.

@article{Fatemi2008TheEM,
  title={The endonasal microscopic approach for pituitary adenomas and other parasellar tumors: a 10-year experience.},
  author={Nasrin Fatemi and Joshua R. Dusick and Manoel Antonio de Paiva Neto and Daniel F. Kelly},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={63 4 Suppl 2},
  pages={244-56; discussion 256}
}
THE DIRECT ENDONASAL transsphenoidal approach to the sella with the operating microscope was initially described more than 20 years ago. Herein, we describe the technique, its evolution, and lessons learned over a 10-year period for treating pituitary adenomas and other parasellar pathology. From July 1998 to January 2008, 812 patients underwent a total of 881 operations for a pituitary adenoma (n = 605), Rathke's cleft cyst (n = 59), craniopharyngioma (n = 26), parasellar meningioma (n = 23… CONTINUE READING

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