Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Surgery

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Endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery is a minimally invasive procedure used in the removal of pituitary tumors. The procedure utilizes long, tube-like instruments (endoscopes) equipped with a tiny light and camera.

The endoscopes are inserted through the back of the nasal cavity and then carefully guided through the sphenoid sinus, an air-filled bony cavity deep in the nose, and into the lower part of the skull. The tumor can be accessed and removed through the nostril.

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