Evaluation of early visual recovery in pituitary macroadenomas after endoscopic endonasal transphenoidal surgery: Quantitative assessment with diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)

ANIK İ., ANIK Y., Koc K., CEYLAN S., Genc H., Altintas O. , et al.

ACTA NEUROCHIRURGICA, cilt.153, ss.831-842, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 153 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00701-011-0942-4
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.831-842


Visual field analyses reflect the degree of the compression to the optic nerve that results the structural damage of the nerve. These structural damages can be evaluated by diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), which assesses the structural integrity of white matter tracts. Thus, we evaluated the quantitative assessment of early visual recovery in patients with pituitary macroadenomas, corresponding DTI with visual field analyses.