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Unilateral septal technique for transsphenoidal microsurgical approach to the sella turcica. Technical note.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  660260     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A modification of the transseptal, transsphenoidal appraoch to the sella turcica is described; it consists of a unilateral separation of the nasal mucosa from the nasal septum. Experience with the technique in 215 cases has indicated that it is a useful, practical appraoch. The advantages are that the septum is spared, reoperation is made easier, and the procedure is quicker than the bilateral septal procedure. Asymptomatic nasal septal perforations (less than 3 mm) were seen in eight of 215 cases, and represented the only complication related to the operation.
G T Tindall; W F Collins; J A Kirchner
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0022-3085     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurosurg.     Publication Date:  1978 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-08-28     Completed Date:  1978-08-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0253357     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  138-42     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Hypophysectomy / methods
Microsurgery / methods*
Nasal Mucosa
Nasal Septum
Sella Turcica / surgery*
Sphenoid Sinus

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