Norman Dott, Gerard Guiot, and Jules Hardy: key players in the resurrection of transsphenoidal surgery

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Publication Type pre-print
School or College School of Medicine
Department Neurosurgery
Creator Couldwell, William T.
Other Author Patel, Smruti K.; Husain, Qasim; Eloy, Jean Anderson; Liu, James K.
Title Norman Dott, Gerard Guiot, and Jules Hardy: key players in the resurrection of transsphenoidal surgery
Date 2012-01-01
Description Developed over a century ago, the introduction of the transsphenoidal approach to access lesions of the pituitary gland and sella turcica has transformed the field of neurosurgery, largely due to the work of Oskar Hirsch and Harvey Cushing. Furthermore, its use and modification in the early 1900s was perhaps one of Cushing's greatest legacies to skull base surgery. However, there was a period of time from 1929 to 1932 when use of the transsphenoidal approach almost became extinct. Cushing, who had worked relentlessly to improve the transsphenoidal route to the pituitary region, abandoned the approach in his pursuit to master transcranial approaches. At the time, few surgeons including Hirsch continued to do transnasal surgery with great success on a smaller scale.
Type Text
Publisher American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Volume 33
Issue 2
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Patel, S. K., Husain, Q., Eloy, J. A., Couldwell, W. T., & Liu, J. K. (2012). Norman Dott, Gerard Guiot, and Jules Hardy: key players in the resurrection of transsphenoidal surgery. Neurosurgical Focus, 33(2), E6. Aug.
Rights Management (c) American Association of Neurological Surgeons
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Date Created 2013-01-23
Date Modified 2013-01-23
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6dj60dd
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