Abstract

COMPLICATIONS OF ENDONASAL ENDOSCOPIC TRANSSPHENOIDAL APPROACH FOR PITUITARY ADENOMAS: OUR EXPERIENCE IN 50 PATIENTS TREATED AT OUR TERTIARY CENTRE

Author(s): Mani Ram Dudi 1 , Pankaj Gupta 2 , Jitendra Singh Verma 3 , V, R. Sardana 4 , Arvind Sharma 5

Between September 2013 and October 2014, we conducted a retrospective analysis to assess the complications related to endoscopic pituitary surgery in a series of 50 patients. We analysed the complications in preoperative, postoperative and endocrinological categories. We had a follow up of 1-2 years. Endonasal endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery (ETSS) is an effective option for pituitary tumors. Complications do occur, but they can be reduced with experience & expertise and there is a steep learning curve. It demands a multidisciplinary approach