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
Samis Education Center,
1200 Children's (formerly Philips) Avenue, south of NE 13th
(Enter at Children's Hospital Atrium –
Education Center is on right)
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.)
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