transsphenoidal surgery


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transsphenoidal surgery

Surgery on the pituitary gland, performed with an incision made through the base of the sphenoid sinus. It is typically performed through the nasal passages or the oral cavity to remove an adenoma of the pituitary gland in patients with acromegaly, prolactinomas, or other pituitary tumors.
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transsphenoidal surgery

(trăn-sfē-noy′dl)
Operations on the pituitary gland performed with an incision made through the base of the sphenoid sinus. These procedures are typically performed through the nasal passages or the oral cavity and are used to remove a macroadenoma of the pituitary, such as may be found in patients with acromegaly, prolactinomas, or other pituitary tumors.
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Technicue and outcome of endoscopy-assisted microscopic extended transsphenoidal surgery for suprasellar craniopharyngiomas.
Prevalence, predictors and patterns of postoperative polyuria and hyponatraemia in the immediate course after transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary adenomas.
When infection in sellar region is highly suspected, a transsphenoidal surgery is preferably recommended because of limited infection exposure and minimal invasiveness, but the risk of cerebrospinal fluid leakage should be noticed.
In: De Divitiis E, Cappabianca P (eds) Endoscopic Endonasal Transsphenoidal Surgery.
Long-term mortality after transsphenoidal surgery and adjunctive therapy for acromegaly.
Transsphenoidal surgery is resaved for pts who are intolerant to or resistant to dopamine agonists or when hyperprolactinemia is caused by non-prolactin-secreting tumors compressing the pituitary stalk.
In the postoperative follow-up period after transsphenoidal surgery (TSS), physicians should be alert for both neurosurgical and endocrine complications.
According to Sudhakar, Ray, and Vafidis (2004), the incidence of CSF leak after transsphenoidal surgery is 1.
Sphenoidal sinus mucocele after transsphenoidal surgery for acromegaly.