Transcranial-transdural real-time ultrasonography during transsphenoidal resection of a large pituitary tumor

John L.D. Atkinson, Jan L. Kasperbauer, E. Meredith James, John I. Lane, Todd B. Nippoldt

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Ultrasonography has been used in neurosurgical operative procedures for several decades. The authors report the case of a large pituitary tumor that was subtotally resected using endoscopy via the transnasal-transsphenoidal approach, with the aid of transcranial real-time ultrasound. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case in which intraoperative transcranial-transdural real-time ultrasound was used to facilitate the resection of a skull base tumor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-131
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2000



  • Pituitary tumor
  • Transcranial Doppler ultrasonography
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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