Pituitary Tumor Resection

Most pituitary tumors can be removed transsphenoidally—that is, by entering the nose and going through the sphenoid sinus located behind the nose.

About this Surgery

Used to treat: Tumors

Most pituitary tumors can be removed transsphenoidally—that is, by entering the nose and going through the sphenoid sinus located behind the nose. The neurosurgeon threads either an endoscope or an operating microscope through the sphenoid sinus to reach and remove the pituitary tumor.

Your neurosurgeon may be able to remove a brain tumor using minimally invasive techniques such as an endoscope for pituitary tumors.

 

Please keep in mind that all treatments and outcomes are specific to the individual patient. Results may vary. Complications, such as infection, blood loss, and bowel or bladder problems are some of the potential adverse risks of surgery. Please consult your physician for a complete list of indications, warnings, precautions, adverse events, clinical results and other important medical information.