Craniopharyngioma

S. M. Anil, Tetsuo Kanno, Shinya Nagahisa, Yoko Kato, Hirotoshi Sano

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Abstract

Craniopharyngiomas (cranio = skull, pharynx = throat, oma = tumour) are benign tumours with a malignant clinical course and are a formidable challenge to the neurosurgeon and his expertise. They have a bimodal pattern of occurrence and present with visual and endocrine disturbances. The clinical pattern varies between the adult and the child. They are easily detected on x-ray, CT and MRI. In spite of its recognition in the late 1800s, no clear consensus has been reached with regards to its treatment. Philosophy of treatment is not only different among different surgeons but also in the span of a surgeon's career.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9+130
JournalPan Arab Journal of Neurosurgery
Volume12
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 04-2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Neurology

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