Extended endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal approach to the suprasellar area: Anatomic considerations - Part I

Cavallo L. M., de Divitiis O., Aydin S., Messina A., Esposito F., Laconetta G., ...More

NEUROSURGERY, vol.62, no.6, pp.1202-1211, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1227/01.neu.000028005.26449.2d
  • Journal Name: NEUROSURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1202-1211
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


INTRODUCTION: Interest in using the extended endonasal transsphenoidal approach for management of suprasellar lesions, with either a microscopic or endoscopic technique, has increased in recent years. The most relevant benefit is that this median approach permits the exposure and removal of suprasellar lesions without the need for brain retraction.