Microsurgical removal of craniopharyngioma: endoscopic and transcranial techniques for complication avoidance

Craniopharyngioma remains a challenging entity for neurosurgeons because of its midline, deep seated location and intimate relationship with critical neurovascular structures

Saira Alli; Semra Isik; James T. Rutka

2016

Scholarcy highlights

  • Craniopharyngioma remains a challenging entity for neurosurgeons because of its midline, deep seated location and intimate relationship with critical neurovascular structures
  • Gross total resection is ideal, the need to reduce surgical morbidity and preserve quality of life has led to a number of neurosurgical approaches which have attained this goal
  • We discuss the commonly used approaches for surgical resection and highlight technical considerations to reduce the potential of complications
  • We discuss the mutually exclusive underlying genetic lesions in different histopathological subtypes that will likely lead to future treatment options for these tumors
  • Puget S, Garnett M, Wray A, Grill J, Habrand J-L, Bodaert N, Zerah M, Bezerra M, Renier D, Pierre-Kahn A, Sainte-Rose C Pediatric craniopharyngiomas: classification and treatment according to the degree of hypothalamic involvement

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