Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0015p253 | Pituitary | SFEBES2008

A comparison of endoscopic and microscopic endonasal transsphenoidal hypophysectomy in a single centre

Plaut Josh , Markeson Daniel , Marshall Charles , Bouloux Pierre , Dorward Neil

Background: Endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal hypophysectomy is an alternative to microscopic transsphenoidal hypophysectomy. The technique may provide a safer, quicker and more effective treatment.Objectives: To assess preliminary results of this technique when introduced at a single centre with a single surgeon.Methods: A retrospective analysis of 62 patients who underwent transsphenoidal surgery, 33 microscopic and 29 endosco...