Surgical Outcome of Sellar Suprasellar Brain Tumors through Retracterless Subfrontal Approach

  • Rana Zubair Mahmood Neurosurgery Unit, Punjab Institute of Neurosciences (PINS), Lahore Pakistan
  • Imran Bajwa Neurosurgery Unit, Punjab Institute of Neurosciences (PINS), Lahore Pakistan
  • Sayed Ali Zunair Neurosurgery Unit, Punjab Institute of Neurosciences (PINS), Lahore Pakistan
  • Touqeer Ahmad Neurosurgery Unit, Punjab Institute of Neurosciences (PINS), Lahore Pakistan
  • Habib Sultan Neurosurgery Unit, Punjab Institute of Neurosciences (PINS), Lahore Pakistan
  • Shoqaib Mehmood Neurosurgery Unit, Punjab Institute of Neurosciences (PINS), Lahore Pakistan
Keywords: Sellar and Suprasellar brain tumors, Retractorless Method,, Subfrontal Approach

Abstract

Objectives:  The aim of this study is to see the surgical outcome of Sellar and Suprasellar brain tumors with retractorless modified subfrontal approach.

Material and Methods:  We did cohort study of 15 patients who were operated in Neurosurgery Unit 2, PINS. Our study duration is 1 year and follow up duration is of 3 months. Clinical features were related to cranial nerves 2nd, 3rd ,4th, and pituitary gland, dural irritation and temporal lobe compression i.e., diplopia, decrease vision, CSF rhinorrhea, abnormal olfaction, headache, GTCS etc.

Results:  In our study, age range was 8 – 62 years with mean age was 35 years. Our 5 patients were male and 10 patients were female. Surgery was performed in all patients through subfrontal approach with retractorless method. In Histopathological report of 2 patients’ findings was Craniopharyngioma, 12 were of pituitary adenoma and 1 was of sellar meningioma. Seven 46.67 percent patients operated successfully with no new neurological deficit. Three 20 percent patients operated but no post op improvement in clinical symptoms, no patients were re-explored postoperatively due to CSF Rhinorrhea. Diabetes Insipidus occurred in 5 (33.3%) patients post-operatively which was managed later on.

Conclusion:  Surgery subfrontal approach with retractorless method is the safe corridor for treatment of sellar and Suprasellar brain tumors.

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Published
2021-03-31
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