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Andrew Conger, Fan Zhao, Xiaowen Wang, Amalia Eisenberg, Chester Griffiths, Felice Esposito, Ricardo L. Carrau, Garni Barkhoudarian and Daniel F. Kelly

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Two common and problematic complications, CSF leaks and meningitis, were assessed in 509 patients undergoing endoscopic removal of pituitary adenomas and related skull base tumors. The study shows that very low repair failure and meningitis rates are possible with a systematic multilayered, graded repair protocol that emphasizes use of natural materials, including abdominal fat, septal bone grafts, and nasal and sinus mucosa, and temporary or permanent buttressing of the skull base repair.