Endoscopic Transnasal Transphenoidal Surgery
Endoscopic transnasal transsphenoidal surgery is a minimally invasive procedure where the pituitary tumor is removed by working through the nose. This surgical technique can also be used to remove tumors located in other regions of the skull base. Pituitary adenomas are noncancerous tumors that form in the pituitary gland. These tumors cause hormonal imbalance in the body by either secreting excessive levels of a particular hormone or more than one type of hormone. They can also grow in size and compress important arteries and nerves at the base of the skull.