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The development of neurosurgical techniques to access anterior cranial vault lesions have evolved around attempts to safely reach the sella. In 1906, Victor Horsley reported the first successful series of pituitary tumor resection using a large semicircular scalp flap, extensive removal of cranial bone and gradual retraction of the brain 1).

Horsely V. Remarks on the surgery of the central nervous system. BMJ. 1890;2:1286–1292.
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