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. , ...More

ACTA NEUROCHIRURGICA, vol.153, no.4, pp.831-842, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 153 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00701-011-0942-4
  • Title of Journal : ACTA NEUROCHIRURGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.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.