Endoscopic approach for giant pituitary adenoma: clinical outcomes of 205 patients and comparison of two proposed classification systems for preoperative prediction of extent of resection

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Ceylan S., Sen H. E., Ozsoy B., Ceylan E. C., Ergen A., Selek A., ...More

JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY, vol.136, no.3, pp.786-800, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 136 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.3171/2021.3.jns204116
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, BIOSIS, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.786-800
  • Keywords: giant pituitary adenomas, endoscopic transnasal approach, prediction of the extent of resection, pituitary surgery, classification, ENDONASAL TRANSSPHENOIDAL APPROACH, INSTITUTIONAL EXPERIENCE, SURGICAL-TREATMENT, CAVERNOUS SINUS, SURGERY, COMPLICATIONS, MANAGEMENT, FEATURES, TUMORS
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


OBJECTIVE Giant pituitary adenoma is considered a challenging pathology for surgery owing to its complications and low resection rate. In this study, the authors present their experience of using the endoscopic endonasal approach to treat patients with giant pituitary adenoma, and they aimed to develop a classification system for prediction of extent of resection.