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2021 Jul 15

Curr Opin Anaesthesiol

Anesthetic management during transsphenoidal pituitary surgery.


Esfahani K, Dunn LK
Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2021 Jul 15.
PMID: 34269738.


Pituitary adenoma resections comprise a large proportion of intracranial tumor surgeries. This patient population is medically and physiologically complex and requires careful perioperative planning and management on the part of the anesthesiologist. This review will summarize anesthetic considerations for pre, intra, and postoperative management of patients undergoing transsphenoidal pituitary surgery.