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The conversational position in endoscopic pituitary surgery

Ekanayake, J; Baudracco, I; Quereshi, A; Vercauteren, T; Dorward, NL; (2018) The conversational position in endoscopic pituitary surgery. British Journal of Neurosurgery , 32 (1) pp. 44-46. 10.1080/02688697.2017.1406058. Green open access

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Abstract

We describe a novel patient position for endoscopic transphenoidal surgery - the 'conversational position'. This position is a safe and effective alternative to the standard supine position, incorporating a semi-sitting position with the additional innovation of achieving a 'conversational position' by flexing the neck and turning the patient's head turned to face the surgeon. The 'conversational' position offers improvements in the surgical approach to sellar region, addressing specific intraoperative challenges such as maintaining a bloodless operative field, and enabling more intuitive and ergonomic surgical workflow.

Type: Article
Title: The conversational position in endoscopic pituitary surgery
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/02688697.2017.1406058
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1080/02688697.2017.1406058
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Endoscopy, pituitary surgery, sellar mass, trans-sphenoidal surgery
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Med Phys and Biomedical Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10041832
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