Evaluation of early visual recovery in pituitary macroadenomas after endoscopic endonasal transphenoidal surgery: Quantitative assessment with diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)

Anık İ., Anık Y., Koc K., Ceylan S., Genc H., Altintas O., ...More

ACTA NEUROCHIRURGICA, vol.153, pp.831-842, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 153
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00701-011-0942-4
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.831-842
  • Keywords: Pituitary adenoma, Endoscopic transphenoidal approach, Diffusion tensor imaging, Optic nerve, OPTIC-NERVE COMPRESSION, TRANSSPHENOIDAL SURGERY, ADENOMAS, VISION, DECOMPRESSION, REMYELINATION, IMPROVEMENT, NEURITIS, CHIASM
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Visual field analyses reflect the degree of the compression to the optic nerve that results the structural damage of the nerve. These structural damages can be evaluated by diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), which assesses the structural integrity of white matter tracts. Thus, we evaluated the quantitative assessment of early visual recovery in patients with pituitary macroadenomas, corresponding DTI with visual field analyses.