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Zh Vopr Neirokhir Im N N Burdenko. 2013;77(3):3-12; discussion 12.

[Transsphenoidal surgery of craniopharyngioma: form palliative surgery to radical removal].

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The paper presents basic principles of transsphenoidal craniopharyngioma surgery. Stages of methodology development. Steps of methodology development of such operations in the Institute are described--from palliative interventions to the high-tech modern radical surgery with the use of anterior extended approach. Additional stereotactic irradiation provides reliable control of the disease for a long period. The article mainly describes operative technique and contains preliminary analysis of the surgical results showing effectiveness and safety of endoscopic removal of craniopharyngioma.

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