Turkish Neurosurgery 1997 , Vol 7 , Num 1-2
SURGICAL TREATMENT OF SELLAR REGION NEOPLASMS
Alper BAYSEFER, Ersin ERDOđAN, Ferruh GEZEN, Erdener TŢMURKAYNAK, Naci SEBER
GŘlhane Military Medical SchooL,Department of Neurosurgery, Ankara, Turkey The result of surgical therapy of sellar region neoplasms in 107 patients treated between 1986-1995 is reviewed. In this series there were 89 pituitary adenomas, 8 meningiomas, 9 craniopharyngiomas, and one mucocele. Transcranial, transphenoidal, and combined transcranial-transsphenoidal approaches were used for surgical therapy. Three patients died postoperatively. Ten patients had complications related to surgery; CSF leak in three patients, diabetes insipidus in four, meningitis in two, and abscess in one. Radiation therapy was administered to four patients postoperatively. Keywords : Craniopharyngioma, meningioma, pituitary adenoma, sellar region
Corresponding author : Alper Baysefer