Overview of the Endoscopic Endonasal Approach (EEA)
EEA is a minimally invasive neurosurgery technique that gives surgeons the ability to remove tumors and lesions from the brain by operating through the nose. As a result, patients experience less trauma to the brain and critical nerves than with a traditional craniotomy.
When performing EEA surgery, Dr. Bailey uses a specially designed endoscope which provides light and a lense for viewing and transmitting internal images. Special instruments are used along with the endocsope to remove tumors and lesions. EEA surgeries at Sound Health Services are performed in state-of-the-art facilities using sophisticated medical technology.
The following animation from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center shows the removal of a large tumor near the pituitary gland using EEA. This procedure is performed through the nose and sinuses, without incisions to the face or skull.
EEA offers patients a number of benefits that may improve their quality of life. With EEA, patients experience shorter recovery times, less trauma to the brain and critical nerves, fewer side effects, and no facial disfigurement. Recovery time is typically days, rather than weeks or months.
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The information on this site is provided by Sound Health Services and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck, Inc. (AAO-HNS), and is for educational purposes only.