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Comparison of Three Approaches of Pituitary Adenoma Excisions through Sphenoid Sinus

The nasal septum approach was suitable for most patients with pituitary adenoma. The hierarchy of the anatomy was distinctive and easily controlled.


Objective: This study aimed to compare three different surgery approaches for pituitary adenoma excision.

Methods: A total of 162 patients underwent pituitary adenoma excision through the sphenoid sinus approach. Among patients, five underwent the sublabio-septo-sphenoidal approach (abbreviated as “sublabio approach”), seven underwent the sphenoid sinus approach and 150 underwent the nasal septum approach.

25 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 14 Oct, 2015


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