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Endoscopic and Endoscopic Assisted Surgeries for Sellar and Parasellar Tumors
Mohamed M. Arnaout, Department of Neurosurgery, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt
Hosni H. Salama, Department of Neurosurgery, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt
Hazem S. Soliman, Department of Neurosurgery, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt
Received: Mar. 12, 2017;       Accepted: May 2, 2017;       Published: Jun. 22, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijn.20170101.11      View  1872      Downloads  119
Sellar and parasellar tumors are generally remain a neurosurgical challenge due their complexity and the lack of a standardized approach. The sellar area is an anatomically complex area in the center of the middle cranial fossa representing a crucial cross-road of important adjacent structures. Several approaches to the sellar and parasellar regions are popular among neurosurgeons; those are the pterional (frontotemporal), frontolateral, uni- or bi-frontal, supraorbital keyhole and the trans-sphenoidal approach and their modifications. All of these approaches have their pros and cons. The recent devolvement of the endoscopic instruments and optics can help to use both pure endoscopic procedure in endonasal approach and the endoscopic assistance in the supraorbital kehole approach. We have discussed both approaches to access sellar and parasellar tumors.
Endoscopic, Endonasal, Endoscopic Assisted, Supraorbital, Sellar and Parasellar
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Mohamed M. Arnaout, Hosni H. Salama, Hazem S. Soliman, Endoscopic and Endoscopic Assisted Surgeries for Sellar and Parasellar Tumors, International Journal of Neurosurgery. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2017, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.11648/j.ijn.20170101.11
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