Analyzing the Rate of Complications after Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Surgery for Removal of Pituitary Adenomas

Khalid Khanzada, Ihsan ullah, Ali Haider


Objective: Analyzing the rate of complications after endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery for removal of pituitary adenomas in neurosurgery department lady reading hospital Peshawar.
Materials and Methods: Retrospective study of 58 patients who underwent endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary adenomas between July 2013 and June 2016. The Criteria for diagnosis of complications were clinical and radiological.
Results: 11 (18.96%) of the 58 patients who underwent endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery developed per-operative or postoperative complications most of which were managed successfully resulting in good outcome.
Conclusion: The rate of complications observed in our hospital are comparable to those in the international literature. There is a drop in the rate of complications with increasing experience of the neurosurgeon.
Abbreviations: Pts: Pituitary Tumors. TSS: Transsphenoidal Surgery. DI: Diabetes Insipidus. CSF: Cerebro-spinal Fluid. ICA: Internal Carotid Artery.

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