Investigating the application of diving endoscopic technique in determining the extent of pituitary adenoma resection via the trans-nasal-sphenoidal approach.
Exp Ther Med 2018 Apr 2;15(4):3815-3819. Epub 2018 Mar 2.
Department of Neurosurgery, Beijing Boai Hospital, China Rehabilitation Research Centre, Beijing 100068, P.R. China.
The aim of the present study was to investigate the advantages and disadvantages of the diving endoscopic technique in pituitary adenoma surgery, and the application value in determining the extent of tumor resection. A total of 37 patients with pituitary adenoma initially underwent tumor resection under an endoscope-assisted microscope via standard trans-nasal-sphenoidal approach, and tumor cavity structure was observed by applying the diving endoscopic technique. Surgery was subsequently performed again under a microscope or endoscope. Read More