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Prevalence and Impact of Postoperative Headaches in Nonfunctioning Pituitary Macroadenoma Patients: A Longitudinal Cohort Study.

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Summary of "Prevalence and Impact of Postoperative Headaches in Nonfunctioning Pituitary Macroadenoma Patients: A Longitudinal Cohort Study."

Patients with nonfunctioning pituitary macroadenomas commonly experience headaches before and after surgery, and headaches have been reported to significantly detract from the quality of life. Despite this adverse impact, few studies have examined the prevalence and pattern of headaches on a long-term basis. Thus, this study employed a longitudinal cohort design to identify headache prevalence and severity during a 6-month postoperative period and its predictors.

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Name: World neurosurgery
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