Dr. Poletti successfully performs the endoscopic approach in surgeries of pituitary tumors with neuronavigator

The head of the Endoscopic Nasosinusal Surgery Section of Dr. Ortiz’s ENT team, Dr. Poletti, together with Dr. Parajón, head of the Neurosurgery Department at La Milagrosa, performed three surgeries on pituitary adenoma last May using the neuronavigator-assisted endoscopic approach, a cutting-edge technique in which both doctors have extensive experience.

The pituitary gland is located at the base of the skull and produces a large amount of hormones, which are responsible for controlling many functions of the organism. Its most common pathology is pituitary adenoma, a benign tumor that in most cases must be removed.

For the patient, there are many advantages to using the modern endoscopic technique over the transcranial approach that was performed until recently. Now the neurosurgeon uses the endoscopic surgery performed by the otorhinolaryngologist, who gives faster, more direct and less invasive access to the pituitary gland through the patient’s nostrils.

This technique not only reduces risks, but also makes it possible to remove smaller tumors. Neuronavigation brings precision to a highly complex surgery, as it provides better visualization and enlarges the panoramic view of nearby anatomical structures.

In addition, this procedure preserves the anatomy of the nose, keeping the nasal septum intact and providing all the benefits of minimally invasive surgery: less bleeding, less pain, shorter hospital stay, easier recovery of the patient, among others.