Ultrasound-assisted transsphenoidal microsurgery for sellar and perisellar lesions

Ulrich J Knappe, Jürgen Rolfes, Theo Sievert & Christian Jaspers
Objective: Use of intraoperative ultrasound (iUS) during transsphenoidal microsurgery addresses (a) resection control of macroadenomas and (b) identification of microadenomas, thus avoiding extensive pituitary exploration and potential procedure-related hypopituitarism. Methods: (a) For resection[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]