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March 1981

Transnasal Pituitary Surgery

Arch Otolaryngol. 1981;107(3):183-190. doi:10.1001/archotol.1981.00790390049015

This is the first grand rounds in otorhinolaryngology from the Mayo Clinic for the Archives of Otolaryngology. Today's grand rounds will be devoted to various aspects of transseptal, transsphenoidal pituitary surgery. A clinical case of a patient who died during the immediate postoperative period will be presented. A number of colleagues from various departments of our institution will comment on this case specifically and discuss various surgical and related problems of the pituitary region. Raymond V. Randall, MD, Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, will be the chairman of this conference. Among the other participants are the following: John D. Earle, MD, chairman of the Division of Therapeutic Radiology; Louis H. Weiland, MD, chairman of the Department of Surgical Pathology at St Mary's Hospital; O. Wayne Houser, MD, Department of Diagnostic Radiology; Brian R. Younge, MD, Department of Ophthalmology; Edward R. Laws, Jr, MD, Department of Neurosurgery; Thomas J. McDonald, MD,