Sunday, April 14
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
036 Pearls and Pitfalls of Open vs. Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Surgery
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.
- 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.