Endonasal endoscopic surgery for pituitary adenomas.

TitleEndonasal endoscopic surgery for pituitary adenomas.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2024
AuthorsChavez-Herrera VRamzes, Desai R, Gel G, Nilchian P, Schwartz TH
JournalClin Neurol Neurosurg
Date Published2024 Feb
KeywordsAdenoma, Brain Neoplasms, Endoscopy, Headache, Humans, Pituitary Neoplasms

Pituitary adenomas are slow-growing, benign intracranial tumors that can be characterized as functional (hormone-producing) or non-functional (non-hormone producing). Symptoms therefore arise from either endocrinologic abnormalities or mass effect on surrounding structures resulting in symptoms such as visual impairment and headache. In the last two decades, technical innovations have shifted surgical resection of such adenomas to endoscopic endonasal approaches. In this review, we describe the evolving approach to pituitary adenomas in the modern endoscopic era, including preoperative multidisciplinary review, relevant surgical anatomy, and a description of the technical nuances of standard and expanded approaches to the anterior skull base.

Alternate JournalClin Neurol Neurosurg
PubMed ID38359520