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Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 154, Issue 12, pp 2251–2256 | Cite as

Endoscopic endonasal approach for pituitary adenomas

  • Luigi Maria CavalloEmail author
  • Domenico Solari
  • Felice Esposito
  • Paolo Cappabianca
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Abstract

Background

Pituitary surgery is a continuous evolving specialty of neurosurgery, requiring precise anatomical knowledge, technical skills and integrated appreciation of the pathophysiology.

Methods

We herein detail the features of the endoscopic endonasal approach for the management of pituitary adenomas, as experienced at the Division of Neurosurgery of the Universita’ degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”.

Conclusions

The endoscopic endonasal technique brings advantages to the patient (less nasal traumatism, less post-op pain), to the surgeon (wider and closer view of the surgical target area, increase of the scientific activity, smoothing of interdisciplinary cooperation), and to the institution (shorter post-op hospital stay, and increase of the case load).

Keywords

Endoscopy Transsphenoidal surgery Pituitary surgery Endoscopic endonasal surgery Pituitary adenomas Skull base surgery 

Notes

Conflicts of interest

None.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luigi Maria Cavallo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Domenico Solari
    • 1
  • Felice Esposito
    • 1
  • Paolo Cappabianca
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurological Sciences, Division of NeurosurgeryUniversità degli Studi di Napoli Federico IINaplesItaly

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