Table of Contents

Reflections on the evolution of pituitary tumor surgery with emphasis on the transsphenoidal approach.
History of transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary tumors.
Principles and pitfalls of anesthesia for transsphenoidal surgery.
Perioperative care of the pituitary patient.
Neuro-ophthalmology of pituitary tumors.
Rhinological evaluation.
Imaging of the sella and parasellar region.
Intraoperative imaging: current trends, technology, and future directions.
Classification, pathobiology, molecular markers, and intraoperative pathology.
Surgical anatomy of the sellar region.
Microsurgical approaches for transsphenoidal surgery.
Endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery: anatomy, instrumentation, techniques.
Endoscopic transsphenoidal pituitary surgery: results and complications.
Role of transsphenoidal surgery in the management of complex lesions involving the skull base.
Closure methods.
Complications: avoidance and management.
Transsphenoidal surgery for recurrent disease.
Transsphenoidal resection of craniopharyngiomas.
Transsphenoidal surgery for Cushing's disease: pitfalls, results, and long-term follow-up.
Transsphenoidal surgery for acromegaly.
Transsphenoidal surgery for prolactinomas.
Transsphenoidal surgery for nonfunctioning adenomas.
Pituitary carcinoma.
Pituitary metastases.
Pituitary tumors in infancy and childhood.
Anatomical approach to giant pituitary tumors.
Radiotherapy for pituitary tumors.
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