Results of Surgical Treatment of Pituitary Adenomas in the Neurosurgery Clinic UH Olomouc

Authors: D. Krahulík 1;  L. Hrabálek 1;  M. Vaverka 1;  J. Macháč 1;  M. Hampl 1;  J. Hoza 2;  Z. Fryšák 3
Authors‘ workplace: LF UP a FN Olomouc Neurochirurgická klinika 1;  LF UP a FN Olomouc Otorinolaryngologická klinika 2;  LF UP a FN Olomouc III. interní klinika 3
Published in: Cesk Slov Neurol N 2014; 77/110(5): 608-611
Category: Short Communication


Pituitary adenomas constitute 10–15% of intracranial tumours. At present, a combination of medical, neurosurgical and radiosurgical modalities is applied to treat them. Successful treatment requires close collaboration between an endocrinologist, neurosurgeon and radiosurgeon. The authors present a series of 80 consecutive cases of pituitary adenoma treated, in cooperation with an otorhinolaryngologist, with endoscopic endonasal surgery. Nineteen secreting adenomas and 61 non-secreting tumours were treated. 70% of adenomas were macroadenomas. A follow up MRI after three months showed radical surgery in 76%. Morbidity and mortality results of this series are similar to other larger published series.

Key words:
pituitary adenoma – endonasal endo-scopic surgery – endocrinology

The authors declare they have no potential conflicts of interest concerning drugs, products, or services used in the study.

The Editorial Board declares that the manu­script met the ICMJE “uniform requirements” for biomedical papers.


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