Endoscopic Endonasal Transsphenoidal Approach to the Sellar Region

  • E. de Divitiis
  • P. Cappabianca
  • L. M. Cavallo


This chapter deals with the main aspects of the standard transsphenoidal approach to the sella by means of a “pure” endoscopic technique. With this term we mean a transsphenoidal procedure performed with an endoscope as the sole visualizing instrument during the whole operation. After almost a decade, this can be considered a regular way of surgical management of lesions of the sellar compartment, routinely employed in some centers. Special aspects, such as extended approaches to the skull base by means of variations of the standard procedure, will be treated in detail in next chapters of the book, and must be reserved to experienced surgeons.


Pituitary Adenoma Cavernous Sinus Sphenoid Sinus Nasal Septum Transsphenoidal Surgery 
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