Endonasal endoscopic skull base surgery

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  • A Study to Evaluate Endoscopic Endonasal Skull Base Surgery and Pituitary Surgery Quality of Life Rochester, MN

    The objectives of this study are to:

      • Measure the short and long-term overall and nasal-specific quality of life (QOL) impact of patients undergoing Endoscopic Endonasal Skull Base Surgery (EESBS) for pituitary and sellar lesions.
      • Determine the relative difference in QOL impact of EESBS for patients undergoing surgery for functional and nonfunctional pituitary adenomas.
      • Generate baseline data to development and validate a site-specific endoscopic-specific comprehensive QOL for EESBS.
      • Particular tumors of interest include pituitary tumors, Rathke’s cleft cysts, craniopharyngiomas, clival chordomas and chondrosarcomas.
      • Specific QOL aims focus on olfaction (sense of smell), gustation (sense of taste) and nasal function.




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