Anatomy Based on Transspenoidal Approaches for Surgery of Craniopharyngioma
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As the sellar region location, the trans-nasal transsphenoidal corridor was
thought to be the most effective approach to reach the surgical area. In recent decade,
the endoscopic surgery developed extremely rapidly. As the result, more and more
scholars tried to use transsphenoidal and it extended approach to dissect the
craniopharyngioma (CP). In this chapter, we provided the basic anatomical details
concerning the endonasal transsphenoid approach and its expanded application for
surgical removal of CP. Moreover, several clinical cases and the morphological
features of CP were analyzed. Base on the different classification of CP, the
appropriate application of this approach was discussed.
Anatomy, Craniopharyngioma, Transsphenoidal approach.
Department of Neurosurgery, Nanfang Neurosurgery Research Institution, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, 1838 North Guangzhou Avenue, Guangzhou, China.