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Endoscopic Endonasal Transsphenoidal Surgery

  • E. de Divitiis
  • P. Cappabianca
Part of the Advances and Technical Standards in Neurosurgery book series (NEUROSURGERY, volume 27)

Abstract

In the last century the microsurgical transsphenoidal approach has yelded excellent global results in the surgical treatment of pituitary lesions, with minor limits of the procedure itself and very good compliance by the patients, as compared to the transcranial option for the same condition. On the other side, the study, the research and the rapidly developing evolution of techniques and equipment in endoscopic intracranial surgery [88] and in the endoscopic treatment of paranasal sinuses diseases [59, 60, 81, 98, 106–108] have brought the endoscopes into the pituitary area, disclosing new possibilities and advantages [23, 32, 33, 35, 42–44, 46, 74, 92, 99–101, 119, 120].

Keywords

Pituitary Adenoma Sphenoid Sinus Transsphenoidal Surgery Middle Turbinate Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery 
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  • E. de Divitiis
    • 1
  • P. Cappabianca
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurological SurgeryFederico II UniversityNaplesItaly

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