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Application of the endoscopic transsphenoidal approach to true type transsellar transsphenoidal meningoencephalocele in an adult: a case report and literature review.
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PMID:  22531964     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Of the transsellar transsphenoidal meningoencephaloceles (TTSMEs), the true type presents with the hernial sac extending from the intracranium to the epipharynx through the sellar floor. The true type is the most serious and difficult to manage, especially when the hernial sac contains vital structures, such as the anterior cerebral artery, pituitary gland, optic nerve, hypothalamus, and third ventricle. Surgical outcome for true type TTSME is reported to be poor. We describe a successful case of endoscopic repair for a 36-year-old man with true type TTSME. Our success with endoscopic repair for true type TTSME in an adult is the first reported case. We believe that the endoscopic transsphenoidal approach allows less invasive surgery and provides an acceptable operative outcome in comparison with other microsurgical approaches.
Katsuya Saito; Masahiro Toda; Keisho Sano; Toshiki Tomita; Kaoru Ogawa; Kazunari Yoshida
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurochirurgica     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0942-0940     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0151000     Medline TA:  Acta Neurochir (Wien)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Departments of Neurosurgery, Keio University School of Medicine, 35 Shinano-machi, Shinjnku-ku, Tokyo, 160-8582, Japan,
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