Sunday, April 14

12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

26AB; SDCC

Add to Calendar 4/14/2019 12:30:00 PM 4/14/2019 4:30:00 PM America/Chicago 036 Pearls and Pitfalls of Open vs. Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Surgery 26AB; SDCC

036 Pearls and Pitfalls of Open vs. Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Surgery

Fee: $450
Advanced Practice Provider Fee: $315
Candidate and Medical Student Fee: $65

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

Assistant Director(s): Juan Carlos Fernandez-Miranda, MD, IFAANS

Faculty: James J. Evans, MD, FAANS; John A. Jane Jr., MD, FAANS; Daniel F. Kelly, MD, FAANS; Jose Alberto Landeiro, M.D, PhD (Brazil); James K. Liu, MD, FAANS; Russell R. Lonser, MD, FAANS; Daniel Monte-Serrat Prevedello, MD; Carl H. Snyderman, MD; Gabriel Zada, MD, FAANS

Expert faculty will present and discuss the advantages, disadvantages and pitfalls of approaches to pituitary and related lesions around the sella turcica. A point-counterpoint discussion will emphasize multiple aspects of surgical management, including both microscopic and endoscopic approaches, and various methods of avoiding and dealing with surgical complications for these lesions.

Learning Objectives: After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Describe the relative advantages and disadvantages of the microscopic versus the endoscopic transsphenoidal approaches to sellar lesions.
  • Idenitfy complications and potential pitfalls with each of the different surgical techniques, along with their avoidance and management.
  • Recognize the details of the surgical anatomy of the various lesions in the sellar region that can be approached using extended transsphenoidal operations.