The transcolumellar transsphenoidal approach to pituitary tumours

Advantanges and limitations

Balwant Singh Gendeh, M. S. Sakina, B. M. Selladurai, Jegan Thanabalan, K. Misiran

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Abstract

A retrospective review was performed on 11 patients who had undergone the transcolumellar transsphenoidal hypophysectomy in our center. There were eight females and three males with age ranging from 17 to 72 years (mean 50 years). Ten patients had pituitary macroadenomas and one had suprasellar cyst. The mean follow up duration for these 11 patients post surgery was 7.2 months. Complications included two cerebrospinal leaks, one postoperative sphenopalatine bleed, one septal perforation and one patient developed numbness of the tip of the nose. We found that this approach is a preferred alternative technique especially in smaller Oriental noses with lower complication rate and better aesthetic result.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-354
Number of pages6
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume61
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2006

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Pituitary Neoplasms
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Hypophysectomy
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Keywords

  • Hypophysectomy
  • Pituitary approach
  • Transcolumellar
  • Transsphenoidal

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  • Medicine(all)

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The transcolumellar transsphenoidal approach to pituitary tumours : Advantanges and limitations. / Gendeh, Balwant Singh; Sakina, M. S.; Selladurai, B. M.; Thanabalan, Jegan; Misiran, K.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 61, No. 3, 08.2006, p. 349-354.

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