Secondary transcranial resection of suprasellar pituitary adenomas after initial transsphenoidal operation

Boris El Hamalawi, Neriman Özkan, Oliver Müller, Tobias Schömberg, Ulrich Sure & Erol Sandalcioglu
Objective: Pituitary adenomas are generally resectable only via the transsphenoidal route. Residual supradiaphragmatic tumor can remain and cause symptoms due to compression of the optic chiasm which requires further transcranial operation. We present the functional and operative results of these patients[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]