Surgery of Sellar Lesions: Experience from 38 Years

  • B. Ramamurthi
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Neurosurgeons in developing countries must often deal with large and massive pituitary tumors that impair vision. As surgery in these cases carries a fair amount of risk, special care and attention are required to deal successfully with these lesions. In the early days of neurosurgery in India four decades ago, most of the patients who were referred to the neurosurgeon were blind, and mortality was high [5, 6]. Today, with the increase in the number of neurosurgeons in the country and greater awareness among physicians and the public, many cases are referred early, and it is possible to deal with many of them by transsphenoidal microsurgical techniques [7].


Pituitary Adenoma Pituitary Tumor Prolactin Level Bromocriptine Therapy Sellar Lesion 
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  • B. Ramamurthi
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  1. 1.MadrasIndia

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