Surgical anatomy of the superior hypophyseal artery and its relevance for endoscopic endonasal surgery

Truong H. Q., Najera E., Zanabria-Ortiz R., ÇELTİKÇİ E., Sun X., Borghei-Razavi H., ...More

JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY, vol.131, no.1, pp.154-162, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 131 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.3171/2018.2.jns172959
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.154-162
  • Keywords: superior hypophyseal artery, suprasellar, carotid cave, infundibulum, pituitary surgery, anatomy, MICROSURGICAL ANATOMY, PITUITARY-STALK, CHIASMA, GLAND
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


OBJECTIVE The endoscopic endonasal approach has become a routine corridor to the suprasellar region. The superior hypophyseal arteries (SHAs) are intimately related to lesions in the suprasellar space, such as craniopharyngiomas and meningiomas. Here the authors investigate the surgical anatomy and variations of the SHA from the endoscopic endonasal perspective.