PNA Highlights April 2022

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PNA Spotlight: Dr. Jamie Van Gompel

This month the PNA Spotlight focuses on Dr. Jamie Van Gompel with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, New York. There he serves as Professor in Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology; Assistant Program Director of Neurosurgery Residency; and consultant in the departments of neurosurgery and otorhinolaryngology.

Dr. Van Gompel started out at the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry, medical microbiology and immunology. He then proceeded to earn his M.D. there as well. He went on to complete a certificate program in clinical and translational research at the Mayo Clinic. He then did a fellowship in skull base and complex cranial surgery at the University of South Florida. He was kind enough to answer a series of questions from the PNA. Here are his answers:

Medical Corner: Complications from the Endoscopic Endonasal Approach

This month the PNA Medical Corner spotlights an article co-authored by Dr. Daniel Prevedello, a member of the PNA Board of Directors. The study looks at complications that arise from endoscopic endonasal pituitary surgery and suggests ways to minimize them.

Complications in Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery

Joshua Vignolles-Jeong 1, Daniel Kreatsoulas 2, Saniya Godil 3, Bradley Otto 4, Ricardo Carrau 5, Daniel Prevedello

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PMID: 35365316 DOI: 10.1016/j.otc.2021.12.011

Pituitary surgery has undergone rapid advancements in the last 30 years, secondary to improved surgical techniques and technologies, including those that allow endoscopic approaches. Although the endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) offers minimally invasive access to the region of the pituitary gland, complications are a significant consideration for the combined otolaryngology-neurosurgery team that is preparing for a case. In this article, we discuss various complications related to the EEA in pituitary surgery and explore ways to plan for and avoid them during surgery.

Keywords: Complications; EEA; Endonasal endoscopic approach; Pituitary adenoma; Pituitary surgery.

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Conflict of interest statement
Disclosure Dr. Prevedello has consulting relationships with Stryker, Integra, and BK Medical. He also receives royalties from technologies with KLS Martin, ACE Medical, and Mizuho. None of the other authors have disclosures.