Received: 11 December 2008 Revised: 9 June 2009 Accepted: 2 January 2010 Published online: 2 March 2010
Pituitary surgery exemplifies the continuous refinement of surgical techniques. The transsphenoidal approach is the approach of choice to treat most pituitary adenomas. We report here, as a technical note, an operative nuance that represents an encompassment of various technical steps that we utilize in our current surgery, including the corroboration of navigation system on a free head with combined use of endoscope and microscope techniques.
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Keywords Transsphenoidal surgery - Sellar tumors - Pituitary adenoma - Surgical technique - Microsurgery - Endonasal endoscopy - Neuronavigation - Minimal invasive surgery
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