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Transsphenoidal Surgery

Complication Avoidance and Management Techniques

  • Edward R. Laws, Jr
  • Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol
  • Theodore H. Schwartz
  • Jason P. Sheehan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Luke Smith, Gautam U. Mehta, Russell R. Lonser
    Pages 1-9
  3. James A. J. King, Andrew H. Kaye
    Pages 11-26
  4. Lauren K. Dunn, Edward C. Nemergut
    Pages 27-42
  5. Chikezie Eseonu, Christina Jackson, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa
    Pages 43-57
  6. Saira Khan, Roberto Salvatori
    Pages 59-69
  7. Robert M. Mallery, Sashank Prasad
    Pages 71-86
  8. Michael Freeman, Jose Gurrola II, Spencer C. Payne
    Pages 87-94
  9. Amar P. Patel, Vivek P. Patel, Max Wintermark
    Pages 95-112
  10. Nathan T. Zwagerman, Stefan Lieber, Juan C. Fernandez-Miranda
    Pages 145-165
  11. Bradley N. Bohnstedt, Todd Eads, Jonathan Weyhenmeyer, Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol
    Pages 191-211
  12. Paolo Cappabianca, Luigi Maria Cavallo, Domenico Solari, Alberto di Somma
    Pages 213-231
  13. Jason K. Chu, Brandon A. Miller, Nelson M. Oyesiku
    Pages 233-244
  14. Harminder Singh, Walid I. Essayed, Ibrahim Hussain, Kryscilla Yang, Vijay K. Anand, Theodore H. Schwartz
    Pages 245-258
  15. Peter T. Sylvester, Michael R. Chicoine
    Pages 259-275
  16. James K. Liu, Eleonora F. Spinazzi, Jean Anderson Eloy, William T. Couldwell
    Pages 277-302
  17. Paul A. Gardner, Carl H. Snyderman, Juan C. Fernandez-Miranda, Eric W. Wang
    Pages 303-314
  18. Garni Barkhoudarian, Daniel F. Kelly
    Pages 315-343

About this book


 This work details contemporary clinical knowledge on the multidisciplinary management of pituitary and other sellar/parasellar tumors, with a focus on surgical techniques and a particular emphasis on complication avoidance and management. International experts provide guidance on natural history, radiologic and clinical aspects, surgical indications, and resection techniques.In addition, case presentations and clinical photographs help the reader reduce the risk of error and advance their own surgical skills. Readers also have access online to streaming videos of key procedures to help them provide the best possible outcomes for every patient.

Transsphenoidal Surgery: Complication Avoidance and Management Techniques will be of great value to Neurosurgeons, Otolaryngologists, Endocrinologists, Radiation Oncologists, and residents and fellows in these specialties.


Acromegaly Craniopharyngiomas Neurosurgical Complications Pituitary Tumor Surgery Prolactionomas Rhinological Evaluation Sella and Parasellar Region

Editors and affiliations

  • Edward R. Laws, Jr
    • 1
  • Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol
    • 2
  • Theodore H. Schwartz
    • 3
  • Jason P. Sheehan
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryHarvard Medical School Brigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryIndianapolis Methodist HospitalIndianapolisUSA
  3. 3.Department of NeurosurgeryWeill Cornell Medical College New York Presbyterian HospitalNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Department of Neurological SurgeryUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

About the editors

Edward R. Laws, Jr., MD, FACS, FAANS

Department of Neurosurgery 

Brigham & Women's Hospital

Boston, MA

Aaron Cohen-Gadol MD, MSc.

Department of Neurosurgery

Indianapolis Methodist Hospital

Indianapolis, IN

Theodore H. Schwartz

Professor of Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology and Neuroscience

David and Ursel Barnes Professor of Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery

Director, Anterior Skull Base and Pituitary Surgery

Laboratory for Epilepsy Research and Imaging

Weill Cornell Medical College

New York Presbyterian Hospital

New York, NY

Jason P. Sheehan M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Radiation Oncology

Department of Neurological Surgery

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, Virginia USA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Transsphenoidal Surgery
  • Book Subtitle Complication Avoidance and Management Techniques
  • Editors Edward R. Laws, Jr
    Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol
    Theodore H. Schwartz
    Jason P. Sheehan
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-56689-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-85973-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-56691-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 629
  • Number of Illustrations 90 b/w illustrations, 125 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosurgery
    Surgical Oncology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


“Every chapter is written by a well-known and established expert in the field. Many of these contributors share 'pearls' of wisdom that has been gained over many decades of clinical experience. … The book is a useful addition to the library of all surgeons who deal with skull base cranial surgery, and provides outstanding information and reference sources for complex skull base procedures amenable to the transsphenoidal approach.” (David S. Baskin, Neurosurgery, Vol. 83 (03), September, 2018)​