What is Transnasal Surgery ?
Transnasal surgery or transnasal transsphenoidal surgery is the minimally invasive surgical procedure done to remove tumors affecting, or near the pituitary gland. An endoscope, with a camera attached to the tube, is passed through the nose to visualize and assess the tumors. These tumors mostly occur due to genetic mutations and DNA changes. The presence of these tumors results in the compression of important brain structures and makes the pituitary gland abnormally secrete hormones. The patient suffers from hormonal imbalances, changes in bone composition and form, and/or lower blood pressure.