3D-Printer Assisted Transsphenoidal Hypophysectomy
Acromegaly is a chronic disease usually a result of a pituitary adenoma. Transsphenoidal surgery is the most commonly used technique for the surgical treatment of pituitary adenoma. The use of 3D printed sphenoid bone for presurgical plan decrease the risk of complication. We present a classic case of transsphenoidal hypophysectomy. This was case of 47 year old male acromegaly disease. He has a cystic pituitary macroadenoma on the left side of the gland. We used 3D printed sphenoid bone for presurgical planning. There was no complication per or postoperatively. Postoperative magnetic resonance imaging done and hormone level was successfully decreased. Surgical resection of pituitary adenoma with transnasal route asissted with preoperative 3D modelling appears to be a effective method in the future.