Pituitary adenoma tissues were obtained from the patients at the time of transsphenoidal surgery
for acromegaly: predicting remission with early postoperative growth hormone assays.
Surgical outcome in 90 patients with craniopharyngioma: an evaluation of transsphenoidal surgery
in the acute care settings: An alternative to critical care.
Iatrogenic CCF was previously reported after sphenoid sinus biopsy, transsphenoidal surgery
for pituitary adenoma, nasal septoplasty and carotid endartetectomy with Fogarty catheter.
Subsequent imaging to plan for transsphenoidal surgery
included a CT scan of the skull base and brain, done 3 months after the initial diagnosis, and it was then discovered that the sella mass had decreased in size.
The results of transsphenoidal surgery
in specific clinical entities, in Laws ER, Randall RV, Kern EB (eds): Management of Pituitary Adenomas and Related Lesions with Emphasis on Transsphenoidal Microsurgery.
Endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery
for cholesterol granulomas involving the petrous apex.
A variety of complications have been reported after transsphenoidal surgery
Of the patients, 116 had been treated by primary transsphenoidal surgery
followed, if necessary, by radiotherapy or somatostatin analogs; 13 had received only medical therapy; 3 had received only radiotherapy; and 2 had been cured by pituitary apoplexy.
was performed for diagnosis, resection of the mass, and decompression of the optic chiasm.
For patients in whom transsphenoidal surgery
has failed or who are not suitable candidates for surgery, radiotherapy is another possible treatment.