Hypophysectomy Procedure. Removal Of Pituitary GlandTranssphenoidal hypophysectomy pituitary gland removal surgery usually uses the nasal cavity or sinus cavity which is usually the best way to reach the glands location.
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How A Hypophysectomy Procedure Is Done95 percent of pituitary gland removals are done using the hypophysectomy procedure, or removal of the tumor or entire gland through the nasal passage.
How A Craniotomy Procedure Is DoneThe other 5 percent of pituitary removal surgeries are done by removing the skull and lifting the frontal lobe part of the brain, which exposes the pituitary gland and allows access to it.
The surgery is called a craniotomy due to the removal through the cranium or skull and mainly done if the cancer or tumors are above the cavity that contains the pituitary gland.