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Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery

Breakthrough procedure allows doctors to remove brain tumors through nose and nasal sinuses
May 23, 2006 at 4:30 PM EDT
(20:30 UTC)
From Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

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Jefferson will host a webcast featuring the newest approach for the removal of pituitary tumors - minimally invasive pituitary surgery - on Tuesday, May 23, 2006, at 4:30 pm. Viewers will also be able to ask questions online of the surgical team during the surgery.

Jefferson experts in Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery will perform this procedure through the nasal passages and sinus cavities without external incisions. New state-of-the-art technology has allowed for improved visualization and access to these difficult tumors which has resulted in a shorter hospital stay, a faster recovery and improved outcomes. Read more about procedure.