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A Nose for Brain Surgery

Monday, December 16, 2013 - Campus News -

You think about breathing through your nose, blowing your nose, but removing a tumor through the nose?  

It's a new, less invasive approach utilized by a team of surgeons at the OU Medical Center. An Oklahoma City business woman is now tumor free thanks to the procedure, which removed a tumor from the middle of her head. 

The procedure—called endoscopic pituitary surgery—uses an endoscope, or a thin tube that has a built-in microscope, light and camera to reach the tumor through the nose. The surgery requires the expertise of several specialists - an ear, nose and throat surgeon, a neurosurgeon and an endocrinologist.

The patient and physicians will discuss the procedure with reporters at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at the Samis Education Center.

What:  Media Briefing
When:  10:00 a.m., TOMORROW, Tuesday – December 17, 2013
Where:   Auditorium
              Samis Education Center,
              1200 Children's (formerly Philips) Avenue, south of NE 13th
              (Enter at Children's Hospital Atrium – 
              Education Center is on right)
A live stream of the media briefing can be viewed at:
Pool camera footage of the patient's surgery is available - DVDs will be available or contact us for information to Download from FTP.
(Media may utilize valet parking or park in the lot on the south side of the Atrium – Code is 7600.)
For additional information, contact: Theresa Green @ (405) 833-9824 or

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