Sunday, April 29

12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

044 Practical and Technical Aspects of Transsphenoidal Surgery

Fee: $450
Candidate and Medical Student Fee: $65

Director(s): Edward R. Laws Jr., MD, FAANS(L)

Assistant Director(s): Daniel F. Kelly, MD, FAANS

Faculty: Garni Barkhoudarian, MD, FAANS; David S. Baskin, MD, FAANS; J. Andre Grotenhuis, MD, PhD, IFAANS (Netherlands); John A. Jane Jr., MD, FAANS; James K. Liu, MD, FAANS; Ian E. McCutcheon, MD, FAANS

This practical clinic will review traditional transsphenoidal approaches and present contemporary modifications of the technique, including extended and endoscopic approaches. The application of advanced imaging technologies, including 3-D endoscopy and intraoperative MRI, will be described. In addition, this course will provide updates regarding current stereotactic radiosurgery and medical management for patients with pituitary tumors.

Learning Objectives: After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to: