Olfactory function after transsphenoidal pituitary surgery

Morrison, M; Momjian, S; Friedrich, Hergen; Landis, Basile Nicolas (2014). Olfactory function after transsphenoidal pituitary surgery. Revue médicale suisse, 10(444), pp. 1808-1810. Médecine & Hygiène

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Pituitary surgery remains mainly performed trough a transnasal, transseptal and transsphenoidal way. This surgical approach can damage intranasal structures and, in particular, may impede olfactory function. Our study investigates olfactory function in 67 patients undergoing this type of surgery before and 3 months after surgery. Mean olfactory scores were identical pre- and postoperatively. However, on an individual bases seven percent of the patients showed a clear decrease in olfactory function. In conclusion, transnasal, transseptal and transsphenoidal surgery is relativelv safe with regards to olfactory function

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders (ENT)

UniBE Contributor:

Friedrich, Hergen and Landis, Basile Nicolas

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0025-6749

Publisher:

Médecine & Hygiène

Language:

French

Submitter:

Lilian Tschan

Date Deposited:

20 Mar 2015 11:04

Last Modified:

20 Mar 2015 11:04

PubMed ID:

25417336

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/65627

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