Endoscopic removal of pituitary tumour

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Endoscopic removal of pituitary tumour

Diagnosis: Pituitary tumour
  • 37-year-old female
  • Bitemporal hemianopsia
  • MR scan: pituitary tumour with suprasellar extension compressing the optic chiasm
EQUIPMENT USED
  • StorzGaab pituitary endoscope
SURGICAL TIPS
  • Right mononostril approach
  • Removal of the tumour with curettes
  • Repair of the floor of the sella with gelfoam, pieces of the resected bone and fibrin glue
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CONTRIBUTOR

Joachim Oertel

• Head of Department of Neurosurgery, UKS - Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes, Homburg Saar, Germany

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