Visual outcomes of pituitary adenoma surgery. St. Vincent's Hospital 1968-1987.
LJ Sullivan, J O'Day, P McNeill
J Clin Neuroophthalmol | Published : 1991
Pituitary tumors are a significant cause of visual morbidity. The medical records of 45 patients with histologically verified pituitary adenoma and visual defects (fields and/or acuity) were reviewed. The patients' ages ranged from 19 to 80 years with a mean of 52.4 years. Ophthalmologists referred 76% of the patients for neurosurgical opinion. Bitemporal field defects were present in 89%. Twenty-three patients underwent transfrontal craniotomy prior to 1984, and the remaining twenty-two subsequently had transsphenoidal microsurgery. Of those eyes with abnormal visual acuity preoperatively, 74% had improvement noted postoperatively (p less than 0.001). Of those eyes with preoperatively abnor..View full abstract