Trans-sphenoidal approach for resection of pituitary adenomas is a safe and common neurosurgical procedure. It can be done both through microscopic or endoscopic methods, and both methods can be facilitated by a perioperative lumbar drain insertion, that in theory improves tumour resection and reduces risk of post-operative cerebrospinal fluid leak. Herein we have reviewed the literature to find out the evidence in support of perioperative lumbar drain insertion for trans-sphenoidal resections.
JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Kamran Bakhshi, D.,
(2019). Peri-operative Lumbar Drains for Trans-Sphenoidal resection of Pituitary Adenomas. JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 69(11), 1752-1754.
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