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Microscopic versus endoscopic pituitary surgery: a systematic review.

Authors
  • Rotenberg, Brian
  • Tam, Samantha
  • Ryu, Won Hyung A
  • Duggal, Neil
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Laryngoscope
Publisher
Wiley (John Wiley & Sons)
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2010
Volume
120
Issue
7
Pages
1292–1297
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1002/lary.20949
PMID: 20578228
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The literature comparing endoscopic and microscopic pituitary surgery favors the endoscopic approach for pituitary surgery. Major outcome measures (extent of tumor resection, changes in hormone levels) do not differ between the two approaches. Complications, time in the operating room and hospital, and patient discomfort are significantly less with the endoscopic approach.

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