Sphenoidotomy approach to the sellar tumors: technical note

José Alberto Landeiro Lilian Brauns Teixeira Josildo Marins Filho Lúcio César Hott Silva About the authors

Dissection of mucosa from the nasal septum during transphenoidal approach can lead to significant morbidity. We report our experience with sphenoidotomy approach to the sella. This procedure obviates this dissection and its complication as septal perfurations, anosmy and epistaxis. Sphenoidotomy can be done under the microscopic view, endoscopic techniques and even with headlight. This approach is a safe and effective alternative to traditional or endoscopic exposures to the sella.

sella turcica; sphenoidotomy; transsphenoidal approach


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