Outcome determinants of pterional surgery for tuberculum sellae meningiomas.

Pamir M. N. , Ozduman K. , Belirgen M., Kilic T., Ozek M.

Acta neurochirurgica, vol.147, no.11, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 147 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00701-005-0625-0
  • Title of Journal : Acta neurochirurgica


Background. Current literature on tuberculum sellae meningiomas is very heterogenous due to wide variation in nomenclature, diagnostic and operative techniques. The aim of this study is specifically to analyze the results of pterional craniotomy for tuberculum sellae meningiomas. A homogenous cohort of 42 consecutively operated tuberculum sellae meningioma cases are reviewed with special emphasis on the effects of pterional microsurgery on visual outcome.