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Zh Vopr Neirokhir Im N N Burdenko. 2012;76(3):26-33; discussion 33.

[Endoscopic endonasal surgery of pituitary adenomas (experience of 1700 operations)].

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The current paper analyses results of endoscopic endonasal surgical treatment of 1700 patients with pituitary adenomas in Burdenko Neurosurgical Institute during recent 7 years. We assessed the following parameters: dynamics of basic syndromes (neuroophthalmological, neurological and endocrinological symptoms), degree of resection, frequency and types of postoperative complications, postoperative mortality, recurrence rate etc. The obtained data were compared with results of microsurgical transnasal operations which were formerly performed in our department, as well as with results of leading endoscopic neurosurgeons of the world. In majority of parameters our results are on the same level as the data of most prominent endoscopic neurosurgeons of the world and are significantly better that in the group of patients operated using a microscope.

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