Transphenoidal removal for pituitary tumour

Most pituitary tumors are removed by the transsphenoidal approach which means the surgery is directed through the nose to the bottom of your skull where the pituitary gland is located. Using an endoscope for visualization a small hole is made in the base of the skull to reach the pituitary gland and thus remove the tumor. The endonasal endoscopic procedure reduces operating room time by as much as two hours, reduces the discomfort associated with the surgery, and allows for a quicker recovery compared to the older techniques.