The importance and timing of optic canal exploration and decompression during endoscopic endonasal resection of tuberculum sella and planum sphenoidale meningiomas.

@article{Attia2012TheIA,
  title={The importance and timing of optic canal exploration and decompression during endoscopic endonasal resection of tuberculum sella and planum sphenoidale meningiomas.},
  author={Moshe Attia and Jothy Kandasamy and D Jakimovski and Jeffrey C Bedrosian and Marjan Alimi and Dennis Lip Yen Lee and Vijay Karan Singh Anand and Theodore H. Schwartz},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={71 1 Suppl Operative},
  pages={58-67}
}
BACKGROUND Suprasellar meningiomas often invade the optic canals (OCs). The feasibility of removing these tumors through a minimal-access endonasal route has been demonstrated, but the importance, safety, and timing of OC exploration and decompression are not well described. OBJECTIVE To create a simple decision-tree algorithm for OC exploration and decompression in the endonasal endoscopic surgery for planum sphenoidale and tuberculum sella meningiomas. METHODS We identified a consecutive… CONTINUE READING

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