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Neurosurgical Review

, Volume 33, Issue 2, pp 243–249 | Cite as

A technical note on endonasal combined microscopic endoscopic with free head navigation technique of removal of pituitary adenomas

  • Ossama Al-MeftyEmail author
  • Svetlana Pravdenkova
  • Cristian Gragnaniello
Original Article

Abstract

Pituitary surgery exemplifies the continuous refinement of surgical techniques. The transsphenoidal approach is the approach of choice to treat most pituitary adenomas. We report here, as a technical note, an operative nuance that represents an encompassment of various technical steps that we utilize in our current surgery, including the corroboration of navigation system on a free head with combined use of endoscope and microscope techniques.

Keywords

Transsphenoidal surgery Sellar tumors Pituitary adenoma Surgical technique Microsurgery Endonasal endoscopy Neuronavigation Minimal invasive surgery 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ossama Al-Mefty
    • 1
    Email author
  • Svetlana Pravdenkova
    • 1
  • Cristian Gragnaniello
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of Arkansas for Medical SciencesLittle RockUSA

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