Recovery of vision following transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary adenomas

Br J Neurosurg. 1995;9(3):367-73. doi: 10.1080/02688699550041377.

Abstract

The degree of recovery of vision is reported in 67 patients who underwent transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary adenomas compressing the visual pathways. There were no deaths, but 14 patients experienced postoperative complications. Overall, 88% showed visual improvement, 7% were unchanged and 4% were worse after surgery.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adenoma / complications
  • Adenoma / physiopathology
  • Adenoma / surgery*
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypophysectomy / methods*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pituitary Gland / metabolism
  • Pituitary Hormones / metabolism
  • Pituitary Neoplasms / complications
  • Pituitary Neoplasms / physiopathology
  • Pituitary Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Vision Disorders / etiology
  • Vision Disorders / physiopathology
  • Vision, Ocular*
  • Visual Acuity
  • Visual Fields

Substances

  • Pituitary Hormones