Visual Outcome of an Endoscopic Endonasal Transsphenoidal Approach in Pituitary Macroadenomas: Quantitative Assessment with Diffusion Tensor Imaging Early and Long-Term Results


Anik İ. , Anik Y. , Cabuk B. , Caklili M. , PİRHAN D. , Ozturk O., ...More

WORLD NEUROSURGERY, vol.112, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 112
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.01.134
  • Title of Journal : WORLD NEUROSURGERY
  • Keywords: Diffusion tensor imaging, Endoscope, Macroadenoma, Pituitary, Transsphenoidal approach, Visual recovery, OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY, FIBER LAYER THICKNESS, FIELD RECOVERY, PREDICTIVE FACTORS, WHITE-MATTER, TIME-COURSE, NERVE, CHIASM, VISION, DECOMPRESSION

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Postoperative visual recovery in patients with pituitary adenoma can be influenced by the duration of symptoms, age, and tumor volume. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) allows visualization of white matter structure along with quantitative information. The aims of our study were to predict the visual recovery process in the early and long-term periods and to define the parameters affecting the recovery course.