J Neurol Surg B Skull Base 2021 Jul 9;82(Suppl 3):e45-e50. Epub 2020 Mar 9.
Bobby R. Alford Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States.
To evaluate the utilization of image guidance technology for pediatric transsphenoidal pituitary resection (TSPR) and analyze the complication rates, length of stay (LOS), and total cost for such surgeries as function of time and utilization of image guidance. The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) was queried for all cases of TSPR between 1997 and 2016. Factors extracted included patient demographics, use of image guidance, LOS, total cost, and complications, including panhypopituitarism, diabetes insipidus (DI), cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea, and cranial nerve (CN) III, IV, and VI palsies. Read More