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University Of Florida Neurosurgeon Pioneers Minimally Invasive Technique for Removing Pituitary Tumors

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February 12, 1999
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Surgery to remove pituitary tumors traditionally has required an incision at the top of the upper gum or in the front part of the nose. Surgeons then proceed through the sphenoid bone and the sphenoid sinus just below the pituitary gland. That route accounted for much of the postoperative pain and swelling. The new technique attacks tumors by going straight through a nostril and making a small hole at the back of the nose.

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University Of Florida. (1999, February 12). University Of Florida Neurosurgeon Pioneers Minimally Invasive Technique for Removing Pituitary Tumors. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/02/990211100130.htm
University Of Florida. "University Of Florida Neurosurgeon Pioneers Minimally Invasive Technique for Removing Pituitary Tumors." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/02/990211100130.htm (accessed April 18, 2014).

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