Diagnosis and Management of Craniopharyngiomas

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  • Andrea Lania
  • Anna Spada
  • Giovanni Lasio

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Federico Roncaroli, Juan Pedro Martinez-Barbera
    Pages 13-54
  3. Gennaro D’Anna, Marco Grimaldi, Giuseppe Scotti
    Pages 55-65
  4. Timothy R. Smith, Breno Nery, Wenya Linda Bi, Ian F. Dunn, Edward R. Laws Jr.
    Pages 67-84
  5. Pietro Mortini, Filippo Gagliardi, Michele Bailo, Marco Losa
    Pages 85-99
  6. Luca Attuati, Piero Picozzi
    Pages 101-112
  7. Valentina Lo Preiato, Valentina Vicennati, Renato Pasquali, Uberto Pagotto
    Pages 129-141
  8. Alessandro Peri
    Pages 143-153

About this book


This book provides up-to-date coverage of the most relevant topics in the diagnosis and management of craniopharyngiomas. After introductory discussion of natural history and clinical presentation, individual chapters are devoted to pathological and molecular aspects, use of diagnostic imaging techniques, the surgical approach to craniopharyngiomas, radiotherapy and radiosurgery, and associated endocrine disturbances. A particular feature of the book is the detailed attention devoted to the metabolic consequences of the disease and related treatments, including obesity and electrolyte disturbances, and to cognitive alterations. This book will be of value to oncologists, neurosurgeons, and endocrinologists by assisting in diagnostic workup, delivery of appropriate treatment, and management of the serious metabolic and endocrine consequences.


Hypopituitarism Neurosurgery Obesity Radiosurgery SIADH

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea Lania
    • 1
  • Anna Spada
    • 2
  • Giovanni Lasio
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Biomedical SciencesHumanitas UniversityRozzanoItaly
  2. 2.DISCO Department Endocrinology and Diabetology UnitUniversity of Milan IRCCS Fondazione Policlinico MilanoMilanItaly
  3. 3.Neurosurgery DepartmentIstituto Clinico HumanitasRozzano (MI)Italy

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-22296-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-22297-4
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