Guest motherofc Posted July 26, 2001 Report Share Posted July 26, 2001 Brain Surgery For Pituitary Tumors April 29, 1999 -- A fully endoscopic procedure now available at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center?s Skull Base Institute is resulting in minimally invasive, highly successful surgery for patients with pituitary tumors and other skull base disorders. According to Hrayr S., M.D., director of the Skull Base Institute, the new procedure utilizes a tiny endoscope ? 2.8mm wide and 20cm long -- with angled tips to provide a panoramic view of the brain. Because the point of entry is through a nostril, there is no scarring, the brain is undisturbed and both the time required for the actual surgical procedure, as well as the overall recovery time are dramatically reduced. http://www.pituitary.org/Pituita....ces.htm Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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