Sunday, April 26
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
036 Pearls and Pitfalls of Endoscopic Pituitary and Anterior Skull Base Surgery
Assistant Director(s): Juan Carlos Fernandez-Miranda, MD, IFAANS
Faculty: Garni Barkhoudarian, MD, FAANS; Paolo Cappabianca, MD, IFAANS (Italy); James J. Evans, MD, FAANS; John A. Jane Jr., MD, FAANS; Daniel F. Kelly, MD, FAANS; 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 present and discuss the advantages, disadvantages and pitfalls of approaches to pituitary and related lesions around the sella turcica. A point-counterpoint discussion emphasizes multiple aspects of surgical management, including both microscopic and endoscopic approaches along with 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.
- Identify 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.