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NF, nonfunctioning; PRL, prolactin; GH, growth hormone; ACTH, adenocorticotropic homrone; TSH, thyroid-stimulating hormone.

NF, nonfunctioning; PRL, prolactin; GH, growth hormone; ACTH, adenocorticotropic homrone; TSH, thyroid-stimulating hormone.

Endoscopic endonasal surgery allows a significantly shorter post-operative stay compared with conventional microsurgical transsphenoidal surgery. In our series, 63 out of the 150 patients were discharged within 2 d of surgery and 109 within 4 d (Table 2). Longer postoperative stay was usually caused by diabetes insipidus, CSF leak, or other major complications or social reasons.

Surgical complications are few (Table 2) and show a significant reduction compared with the many series of conventional microsurgical transsphenoidal surgery (15).

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