Hypophysectomy—The Combined Role of Neuro- and Rhino-Surgeons

  • J. Angell-James
Conference paper
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 21)


The hypophysis being situated in the zone that separates the field of the neuro from that of the rhino surgeon, has interested both specialties for many years, encouraged by the pioneer work of Cushing (1912) and Hirsch (1952), Cushing in the first specialty and Hirsch in the second. For many years, however, the neurosurgical transfrontal approach has dominated the scene.


Cavernous Sinus Sphenoidal Sinus Ethmoidal Artery Hormone Ablation Anterior Ethmoidal Artery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Angell-James
    • 1
  1. 1.BristolEngland

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