volume 27, issue 3, P374-382 2012
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2012.741739
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Abstract: Few pituitary adenomas require removal through a transcranial route. This may be associated with more significant morbidity and mortality, compared to the transsphenoidal approach. An endoscopic, extended, transplanum-transtuberculum approach (ETTA) in selected pituitary adenomas may offer an alternative to the transcranial route. We describe our technique and experience of ETTA in pituitary adenomas over 10 years. Between 2000 and 2010, we performed 700 endoscopic endonasal procedures for pituitary adenomas. …

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