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Child's Nervous System

, Volume 35, Issue 11, pp 2133–2145 | Cite as

Pediatric craniopharyngioma

  • Annie Drapeau
  • Patrick C. WalzEmail author
  • Jacob G. Eide
  • Alex J. Rugino
  • Ammar Shaikhouni
  • Ahmed Mohyeldin
  • Ricardo L. Carrau
  • Daniel M. Prevedello
Focus Session

Abstract

Background

Craniopharyngioma has historically been recognized to be a formidable pathology primarily due to its proximity to critical neurovascular structures and the challenging surgical corridors that surgeons have tried to reach this lesion.

Focus of review

In this work, we review the medical and surgical management of these tumors with a focus on clinical presentation, diagnostic identification, surgical approach, and associated adjuvant therapies. We will also discuss our current treatment paradigm using endoscopic, open, and combined approaches to craniopharyngiomas.

Summary

The management of craniopharyngiomas requires a multidisciplinary team of surgeons, endocrinologists, and neuroanesthesiologists as well as neurocritical care specialists to deliver the most comprehensive and safest surgical resection with minimal postoperative morbidity.

Keywords

Skull base Pediatric Endonasal Craniopharyngioma 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Annie Drapeau
    • 1
    • 2
  • Patrick C. Walz
    • 3
    • 4
    Email author
  • Jacob G. Eide
    • 5
  • Alex J. Rugino
    • 6
  • Ammar Shaikhouni
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ahmed Mohyeldin
    • 2
  • Ricardo L. Carrau
    • 2
    • 3
  • Daniel M. Prevedello
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric NeurosurgeryNationwide Children’s HospitalColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryThe Ohio State University Wexner Medical CenterColumbusUSA
  3. 3.Department of OtolaryngologyThe Ohio State University Wexner Medical CenterColumbusUSA
  4. 4.Department of Pediatric OtolaryngologyNationwide Children’s HospitalColumbusUSA
  5. 5.Department of OtolaryngologyNorthwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineChicagoUSA
  6. 6.OhioHealth NeurosurgeryColumbusUSA

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