Title

Peri-operative lumbar drains for trans-sphenoidal resection of pituitary adenomas

Document Type

Article

Department

Surgery; Neurosurgery

Abstract

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.

Publication

JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association

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