Endoscopic Endonasal Pituitary and Skull Base Surgery

Endoscopic Endonasal Pituitary and Skull Base Surgery

This instructional video presentation offers surgeons a step-by-step guide to endonasal endoscopic surgery to treat lesions in the sellar region using a transsphenoidal approach. The video, prepared by Paolo Cappabianca, MD, Luigi Maria Cavallo, MD, PhD, and Enrico de Divitiis, MD, of the Department of Neurological Sciences, Division of Neurosurgery, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Naples, Italy), begins with a description of the standard approach-including the nasal, sphenoidal and sellar steps. The presentation also describes an extended transsphenoidal approach, which the presenters note should be reserved for expert endoscopic skull base surgeons. The video alsoaddresses multi layered reconstruction techniques.


July 7, 2014

Created by

Karl Storz