The supine position for transsphenoidal surgery

Bernardo Fraioli, Vincenzo Esposito, Giovanni Liccardo, Renato Giuffrè, Giampaolo Cantore

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The supine position has been routinely used for transphenoidal microsurgery in our department since 1973. We had 404 patients, 387 of whom had pituitary microor macroadenomas. It is always satisfactory, allowing a very good control of intraoperative arterial pressure and prevention of air embolism. It is also comfortable for both surgeons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-276
Number of pages2
JournalNeurosurgical Review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1994


  • Operative Position
  • pituitary neoplasms
  • transsphenoidal microsurgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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