Pituitary adenomas in elderly patients: clinical and surgical outcome analysis in a large series

AbstractPurposeThe increased life expectancy in the general population is causing rapid growth of the number of elderly patients. Pituitary adenomas (PAs) are one of those tumors whose incidence increases with age. Pituitary surgery in elderly has usually been considered riskier than in the younger population. The aim of this study was to evaluate the surgical outcome of a large series of patients who underwent transsphenoidal surgery for PAs.MethodsWe retrospectively reviewed a series of patients who underwent transsphenoidal surgery for PAs in our institution. Inclusion criteria were: 65 years of age or more, and no previous pituitary surgery. Surgical outcomes of patients aged
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