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Transsphenoidal adenomectomy is a type of surgery that may be used
to remove a tumor (adenoma) of the pituitary gland, which lies at the bottom of
the brain. Using a special microscope, the surgeon reaches the pituitary gland
by threading tiny instruments through a person's nostril or into a small
opening made in the bridge of the nose.
Once the tumor is removed, the remaining portion of the pituitary
gland works normally in most cases.
Transsphenoidal adenomectomy is a very delicate procedure. People
who need this surgery are often referred to medical centers that specialize in
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & David C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology
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