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Combined endoscopic endonasal and bilateral subfrontal approach for a non-functioning pituitary adenoma associated with an internal carotid artery - superior hypophyseal artery aneurysm.

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Summary of "Combined endoscopic endonasal and bilateral subfrontal approach for a non-functioning pituitary adenoma associated with an internal carotid artery - superior hypophyseal artery aneurysm."

An aneurysm embedded in a pituitary adenoma is rare, and treatment for both the aneurysm and pituitary adenoma is complex and controversial.

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Name: World neurosurgery
ISSN: 1878-8769
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The sudden loss of blood supply to the PITUITARY GLAND, leading to tissue NECROSIS and loss of function (PANHYPOPITUITARISM). The most common cause is hemorrhage or INFARCTION of a PITUITARY ADENOMA. It can also result from acute hemorrhage into SELLA TURCICA due to HEAD TRAUMA; INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION; or other acute effects of central nervous system hemorrhage. Clinical signs include severe HEADACHE; HYPOTENSION; bilateral visual disturbances; UNCONSCIOUSNESS; and COMA.

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