The transsphenoidal removal of nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas with suprasellar extensions: the open sella method and intentionally staged operation.

@article{Saito1995TheTR,
  title={The transsphenoidal removal of nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas with suprasellar extensions: the open sella method and intentionally staged operation.},
  author={Kensuke Saito and Akio Kuwayama and Norihiko Yamamoto and Kyoichi Sugita},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={1995},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={668-75; discussion 675-6}
}
The surgical treatment of large pituitary adenomas with suprasellar extensions has been controversial. To elucidate the indications for transsphenoidal surgery of large adenomas and to evaluate the techniques for removing the suprasellar portions of the tumors, surgical procedures on 100 consecutive patients with suprasellar extensions of nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas were retrospectively investigated. Patients were followed up for 1 to 12 years (mean, 4.5 yr). One hundred twenty-five… CONTINUE READING

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