Transnasal transseptal endoscopic approach to the sphenoid sinus

Frank A. Papay, Jeannine M. Stein, R. L.Patrick Rhoten, Mark Luciano, James Zins, Joseph Hahn

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A modified transseptal approach to the sphenoid sinus and pituitary gland utilizing rigid endoscopy has been developed by the Departments of Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery, and Neurosurgery at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. When compared with alternate approaches or the nonendoscopic transseptal procedure, the modified approach provides better visualization and increased illumination of the surgical sites. Other advantages include a decrease in operating time, dissection, bleeding, and postoperative morbidity without compromising nasal function in the postoperative period.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-163
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Endoscopy
  • Pituitary adenoma
  • Sphenoid sinus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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