CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · J Neurol Surg B 2018; 79(S 02): S203-S204
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1620243
Skull Base: Operative Videos
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Resection of Craniopharyngioma

Kong Yew Liew
1  Otorhinolaryngology Unit, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia
Prepageran Narayanan
2  Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Vicknes Waran
3  Neurosurgery Division, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Publication History

16 October 2017

14 December 2017

Publication Date:
16 January 2018 (eFirst)



Objectives To demonstrate, step-by-step, the technique and efficacy of endoscopic transsphenoidal approach in resection of a suprasellar craniopharyngioma.

Design The video shows a step-by-step approach to the resection, covering the exposure, access, resection, and confirmation of resection and reconstruction.

Setting The surgery was performed in the University of Malaya Medical Centre, a tertiary referral center in the capital of Malaysia.

Participants Surgery was performed jointly by Professor Prepageran from the department of otorhinolaryngology and Professor Vicknes Waran from the division of neurosurgery. Both surgeons are from the University of Malaya. Video compilation, editing, and voice narration was done by Dr. Kong Yew Liew.

Main Outcome Measures Completeness of resection and avoidance of intra- and postoperative complications.

Results Based on intraoperative views and MRI findings, the tumor was completely resected with the patient suffering only transient diabetes insipidus.

Conclusion Central suprasellar tumors can be removed completely via an endoscopic transsphenoidal approach with minimal morbidity to the patient.

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