Journal article

Endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal surgery: a mentoring surgical model

Joseph YM Yang, Ingrid De Ruiter, Andrew Parker, Peter J Wormald, Simon Robinson, Agadha Wickremesekera

ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY | WILEY | Published : 2012

Abstract

BACKGROUND:   We report the experience of endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal surgery (EETS) for resection of pituitary region tumours at Wellington, the central regional referral centre for neurosurgery in New Zealand, and discuss the collaborative mentoring surgical model that enhanced the learning experience. METHOD:   Between January 2007 and June 2009, a total of 47 operations on 46 patients were performed and reviewed retrospectively. All patients had perioperative clinical assessment, hormonal profile and magnetic resonance imaging studies for residual/recurrent disease. The collaborative model utilized two neurosurgeons with experience in the microsurgical resection of pituitary tum..

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