Transsphenoidal Resection of Tumor

Transsphenoidal Resection of a Tumor is a minimally invasive surgery.  The surgery is performed to remove tumors from the pituitary gland, sellar region of the brain, and sphenoid sinus of the skull. The surgery can be performed with a microscope or more commonly with an endoscope through the nose.  Not all pituitary tumors require surgery.  However, pituitary tumors can cause a variety of hormone problems and can grow to a large size, compressing important nerves and arteries at the base of the brain.  When this occurs, surgery is needed to remove the tumor, especially when vision is at risk. Tumor removal often reverses endocrine problems and restores normal hormone balance.  Pituitary tumors are also known as Microadenoma or Macroadenoma depending on the size.