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Transsphenoidal Surgery

Teishiki Shibata, Motoki Tanikawa, Tomohiro Sakata, Mitsuhito Mase
Craniopharyngiomas are benign tumors and account for approximately 5.6-13% of all intracranial tumors in children. Diagnosis of pediatric craniopharyngioma is often delayed until the tumor becomes relatively large and manifests severe visual and/or endocrine disturbance. Endoscopic endonasal approaches have recently been introduced to surgery for craniopharyngioma. These techniques, however, have rarely been utilized in patients affected with craniopharyngioma as young as 1 year old. This report documents a 12-month-old male infant with sellar craniopharyngioma who presented with acute total vision loss...
March 14, 2018: Pediatric Neurosurgery
Dimitrios Askitis, Damianos Tsitlakidis, Nicolle Müller, Albrecht Waschke, Gunter Wolf, Ulrich Alfons Müller, Christof Kloos
INTRODUCTION: We retrospectively evaluated all patients with pituitary tumours treated in our department from 1/1/1997 to 01/11/2014. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Two hundred and fifteen patients (124 females, 91 males, mean age 50.9 years) were treated because of pituitary tumours. All patients underwent basal hormonal analysis and when required dynamic testing in order to check for hormonal activity. Pituitary masses were divided into groups concerning their hormonal status and were further classified according to gender, age at diagnosis, tumour size, and the development of postoperative pituitary insufficiency when neurosurgical intervention was conducted...
March 12, 2018: Endocrine
James Barger, Matthew Siow, Michael Kader, Katherine Phillips, Girish Fatterpekar, David Kleinberg, David Zagzag, Chandranath Sen, John G Golfinos, Richard Lebowitz, Dimitris G Placantonakis
Background: While effective for the repair of large skull base defects, the Hadad-Bassagasteguy nasoseptal flap increases operative time and can result in a several-week period of postoperative crusting during re-mucosalization of the denuded nasal septum. Endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary adenoma resection is generally not associated with large dural defects and high-flow cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks requiring extensive reconstruction. Here, we present the posterior nasoseptal flap as a novel technique for closure of skull defects following endoscopic resection of pituitary adenomas...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
Tigran Khachatryan, Marina Khachatryan, Ruben Fanarjyan, Mikayel Grigoryan, Arthur Grigorian
Background: Currently, transsphenoidal surgery (TSS) is the preferred method for surgical treatment of intrasellar pituitary adenomas. However, it carries some risk of intraoperative arterial injuries, which is mainly attributed to direct iatrogenic rupture of the internal carotid artery (ICA). There is anecdotal evidence suggesting that intracranial aneurysms are coincidentally found significantly more frequently in the setting of pituitary adenomas than when the incidence is compared to other intracranial neoplasms...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
Ake Hansasuta, Siriwut Pokanan, Pritsana Punyawai, Wattana Mahattanakul
Introduction Endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery (ETSS) for pituitary adenoma (PA) has been a recent shift from the traditional microscopic technique. Although some literature demonstrated superiority of ETSS over the microscopic method and some evaluated mono- vs. binostril access within the ETSS, none had explored the potential influence of dedicated instrument, as this procedure had evolved, on patients' outcomes when compared to traditional microscopic tools. Objective To investigate our own clinical and radiographic outcomes of ETSS for PA with its technical evolution over time as well as a significance of, having vs...
January 1, 2018: Curēus
Guru Dutta Satyarthee, Datta Raj Sawarkar
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March 2018: World Neurosurgery
Raluca Maria Furnica, Julie Lelotte, Thierry Duprez, Dominique Maiter, Orsalia Alexopoulou
A 26-year-old woman presented with severe postpartum headaches. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a symmetric, heterogeneous enlargement of the pituitary gland. Three months later, she developed central diabetes insipidus. A diagnosis of postpartum hypophysitis was suspected and corticosteroids were prescribed. Six months later, the pituitary mass showed further enlargement and characteristics of a necrotic abscess with a peripheral shell and infiltration of the hypothalamus. Transsphenoidal surgery was performed, disclosing a pus-filled cavity which was drained...
2018: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
Zhengyi Guo, Chunli Liu, Haifeng Hou, Ruiying Li, Jichun Su, Fuyong Zhang, Guoqiang Xing, Linlin Qian, Jianfeng Qiu, Yuanzhong Xie, Ningxi Zhu
BACKGROUND This study aimed to retrospectively analyze patient clinical data to investigate the effects of computed tomography (CT) reconstruction and the measurement of abnormal structures in the endonasal sphenoidal sinus approach on the operative effects in patients undergoing pituitary adenoma resection. MATERIAL AND METHODS The records of 53 patients who underwent pituitary adenoma resection via the endonasal transsphenoidal approach in the Neurosurgery Department of Tai'an City Central Hospital from December 2010 to June 2016 were analyzed retrospectively...
March 2, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Ilker Deniz Cingoz, Ceren Kizmazoglu, Gonul Guvenc, Murat Sayin, Abdulkadir Imre, Nurullah Yuceer
The aim of this study was to evaluate the olfactory function of patients who had undergone endoscopic transsphenoidal pituitary surgery. In this prospective study, the "Sniffin' Sticks" test was performed between June 2016 and April 2017 at Izmir Katip Celebi University Ataturk Training and Research Hospital. Thirty patients who were scheduled to undergo endoscopic transsphenoidal pituitary surgery were evaluated preoperatively and 8 weeks postoperatively using the Sniffin' Sticks test battery for olfactory function, odor threshold, smell discrimination, and odor identification...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Do Hyun Kim, Yong-Kil Hong, Sin-Soo Jeun, Jae-Sung Park, Soo Whan Kim, Jin Hee Cho, Yong Jin Park, Junghwan Kim, Moon Il Park, Sung Won Kim
BACKGROUND: To investigate the effect of rhinosinusitis in patients who undergo surgery via the endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal approach (EETSA). METHODS: The authors retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients who underwent surgery via the EETSA between February 2009 and November 2016. In total, 505 patients were included in the study. Preoperative paranasal sinus computed tomography, sellar magnetic resonance imaging, and nasal endoscopy were performed for all the patients...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Syed Ali Imran, Khaled A Aldahmani, Lynette Penney, Sidney E Croul, David B Clarke, David M Collier, Donato Iacovazzo, Márta Korbonits
Early-onset acromegaly causing gigantism is often associated with aryl-hydrocarbon-interacting receptor protein ( AIP ) mutation, especially if there is a positive family history. A15y male presented with tiredness and visual problems. He was 201 cm tall with a span of 217 cm. He had typical facial features of acromegaly, elevated IGF-1, secondary hypogonadism and a large macroadenoma. His paternal aunt had a history of acromegaly presenting at the age of 35 years. Following transsphenoidal surgery, his IGF-1 normalized and clinical symptoms improved...
2018: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
Souha S Elabd, Maswood M Ahmad, Sameer Q Qetab, Mussa Hussain Almalki
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea is rarely reported as the first presenting feature of giant invasive macroprolactinomas. Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea is usually reported as a complication of trauma, neurosurgical, and skull-based procedures (such as pituitary surgery or radiations), and less frequently after medical treatment with dopamine agonists (DAs) for macroprolactinomas. This phenomenon results from fistula creation that communicates between the subarachnoid space and the nasal cavity. Meanwhile, pneumocephalus is another well-recognized complication after transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary macroadenomas...
2018: Clinical Medicine Insights. Endocrinology and Diabetes
Jürgen Honegger, Sabrina Giese
Pregnancy-related hypophysitis (PR-Hy) that typically occurs during late pregnancy and the early postpartum period is considered an autoimmune disorder. Knowledge and awareness of characteristic clinical symptoms and specific endocrine and neuroradiological features mostly enables a correct diagnosis and guarantees best possible management. In the presence of mild clinical symptoms, a "wait and watch" policy is recommended. Transsphenoidal surgery or glucocorticoid therapy is indicated if progressive clinical signs or severe visual symptoms are observed...
February 19, 2018: Minerva Endocrinologica
Shatha Alharbi, Griffith Harsh, Abdulrazag Ajlan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate lumbar drain (LD) efficacy in transnasal resection of pituitary macroadenomas in preventing postoperative cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak, technique safety, and effect on length of hospital stay. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective data review of pituitary tumor patients in our institution who underwent surgery between December 2006 and January 2013. All patients were operated on for complete surgical resection of pituitary macroadenoma tumors...
January 2018: Neurosciences: the Official Journal of the Pan Arab Union of Neurological Sciences
Moneer K Faraj, Wissam J Sagban
OBJECTIVE: To review the patients operated by endoscopic transphenoidal approach for skull base lesions. All the clinical data including age, gender, type of pathology, surgical outcome and surgical complications were studied. METHODS: A clinical prospective study was conducted on 94 cases with skull base lesion that were treated in Neuroscience Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq between October 2011 and December 2016. We followed each patient for an average of 2 years after surgery to determine most common lesion involving the skull base, age and gender distribution, surgical outcome, complications and hospital accommodation...
January 2018: Neurosciences: the Official Journal of the Pan Arab Union of Neurological Sciences
Chandrashekhar E Deopujari, Vikram S Karmarkar, Nishit Shah, Ravindran Vashu, Rahul Patil, Chandan Mohanty, Salman Shaikh
INTRODUCTION: Craniopharyngiomas are dysontogenic tumors with benign histology but aggressive behavior. The surgical challenges posed by the tumor are well recognized. Neuroendoscopy has recently contributed to its surgical management. This study focuses on our experience in managing craniopharyngiomas in recent years, highlighting the role of combined endoscopic trans-ventricular and endonasal approach. CASE SERIES: Ninety-two patients have been treated for craniopharyngioma from 2000 to 2016 by the senior author...
February 12, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Ziquan Li, Chengxian Yang, Xinjie Bao, Yong Yao, Ming Feng, Kan Deng, Xiaohai Liu, Bing Xing, Renzhi Wang
OBJECTIVE: Pituitary abscess (PA) is a rare but serious intrasellar disorder with potentially high disability and mortality. Secondary PA following transsphenoidal surgery (TS) is extremely rare and only a few case reports were identified in the literature. This study explored the salient clinical manifestations and etiologies to determine appropriate treatment. METHODS: A retrospective review of 6,832 consecutive patients who had undergone transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary diseases in Peking Union Medical College Hospital between 2003 and 2017 was performed...
February 6, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Abdulrazag Ajlan, Khadeejah A Almufawez, Abdulrahman Albakr, Laurence Katznelson, Griffith R Harsh
INTRODUCTION: Hormonal insufficiency of one or more pituitary axes can appear after pituitary surgery. Adrenal axis impairment after surgery can lead to serious consequences if not identified and treated. OBJECTIVE: Assess early and late post-operative adrenal insufficiency (AI) and identify the risk factors predicting their occurrence after endoscopic transsphenoidal resection of pituitary adenomas. METHOD: Retrospective review identified 176 pituitary adenomas resected using an endoscopic transsphenoidal approach...
February 5, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Hamideh Akbari, Mojtaba Malek, Mohammad Ghorbani, Seyed Mahmoud Ramak Hashemi, Mohammad Ebrahim Khamseh, Ali Zare Mehrjardi, Zahra Emami, Ameneh Ebrahim Valojerdi
OBJECTIVE: To compare clinical outcomes of large pituitary adenomas (≥3 cm in maximum diameter), operated on by Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Surgery (ETS), versus Microscopic Transsphenoidal Surgery (MTS). METHODS: Medical records and MRI Scans of patients with a diagnosis of pituitary adenoma for whom transphenoidal surgery was done were reviewed. Complete pre and post-operative data were available for 121 patients. Thirty five patients had large pituitary adenoma and were enrolled in this study...
February 8, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
Priyesh N Patel, Alicia M Stafford, James R Patrinely, Derek K Smith, Justin H Turner, Paul T Russell, Kyle D Weaver, Lola B Chambless, Rakesh K Chandra
Objective To determine the factors associated with intra- and postoperative cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks in setting of endoscopic transsphenoidal sellar surgery. Study Design Retrospective cohort. Setting Tertiary referral center. Subjects and Methods This study included 806 patients who underwent endoscopic transsphenoidal sellar surgery between 2004 and 2016. The associations between CSF leaks (intra- and postoperative) and patient demographics, medical history, tumor characteristics, and intraoperative repair techniques were analyzed...
January 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
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