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Table 7 Relevant parameters in this paper compared with those in the literature

From: One-and-a-half nostril endoscopic transsphenoidal approach for pituitary adenomas—a technical report

Authors & Year Cases App GTR Complications
Knosp 0–2 Knosp 3–4 Csf Tdi Api Ep
Cappabianca. P. et al. 2002 [7] 146 uni 62.3% 2% 5.5% 13.7% 1.4%
Rudnik, A. et al. 2007 [24] 70 uni 87.3% 6.7% 2.8% 5.4% 11.4% 1.4%
Zhang, Y. et al. 2008 [25] 678 uni 80.15 2.1% / / 0.3%
Bodhinayake, I. et al. 2014 [26] 64 uni 68.7% 4.1% 3.1% 4.7% /
Bokhari, A. R. et al. 2013 [27] 79 bi 63% 3% 10% / /
López Arbolay, O. et al. 2013 [14] 278 bi 92.4% 1.4% 3.9% 3.6% /
Paluzzi, A. et al. 2014 [28] 555 bi 67.1% 5% / 2.9% 1.1%
Dallapiazza, RF.et al. 2015 [3] 80 bi 93.5% 28% 2.5% / / 1.3%
Present study 57 oeta 100% 33.3% 3.5% 5.3% 5.3% 0
  1. App approach, GTR gross total resection, Csf cerebrospinal fluid leak; Tdi Temporary diabetes insipidus, Api Anterior pituitary insufficiency, Ep Epistaxis, uni unilateral, bi bilateral, oeta one and a half endoscopic transsphenoidal approach