Open Journal of Modern Neurosurgery

Volume 6, Issue 1 (January 2016)

ISSN Print: 2163-0569   ISSN Online: 2163-0585

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The Use of Neuronavigation with Vasular Microdoppler in Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery

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DOI: 10.4236/ojmn.2016.61009    3,240 Downloads   3,932 Views  

ABSTRACT

Object: To evaluate the use of neuronavigation with vascular micro-doppler in transsphenoidal pituitary surgery. Methods: 141 cases having done transsphenoidal pituitary surgery are evaluated from 2005 to 2014. Fluoroscopy was used in 69 cases and vascular micro-doppler with neuronavigation were used in 72 cases. Results: Transsphenoidal surgery has a lot of risks due to sella’s deep location, and position of the carotid artery and the optic nerve. Clasically the fluoroscopy and microscopic anatomical markers were used in order to minimize the risk of carotid artery and optic nerve damage. Additional devices such as neuronavigation and vascular micro-doppler are needed to decrease the morbidity and mortality arising from these injuries. Conclusion: Neurovascular complications such as carotid artery and optic nerve injuries owing to disorientation in transsphenoidal surgery will reduce the use of neuronavigation with vascular micro-doppler.

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Seyithanoglu, M. , Kitis, S. , Papaker, M. , Calis, F. , Dundar, T. and Cevik, S. (2016) The Use of Neuronavigation with Vasular Microdoppler in Transsphenoidal Pituitary Surgery. Open Journal of Modern Neurosurgery, 6, 45-50. doi: 10.4236/ojmn.2016.61009.

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