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Basic Research in Craniopharyngioma

  • Zhan-peng Feng
  • Yi Liu
  • Chao-hu Wang
  • Songtao Qi
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Abstract

Although the QST classifications of craniopharyngioma are beneficial in this tumor, the perfect gross tumor resection remains difficult. Not only must the surgeon have a wealth of experience and go through long-term learning process, but also a strong perioperative management team is required, as well as accurate treatment for endocrine and pituitary function reconstruction capabilities. It is undeniable that not every doctor can become a surgeon capable of treating craniopharyngioma. Similarly, not everyone can train to achieve a performance of 100 m within 10 s. A special training process and special talent plus luck are required. Therefore, the study of the characteristics of the tumor itself is particularly important, especially the understanding of certain stem cell components in the tumor, which is very helpful to the formulation of the overall treatment strategy. In addition, the regularity of neural restoration and endocrine reconstruction, which can help to the long-term prognosis and quality of life of the patients, should also be worthy of the research and discussion of neurosurgery.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhan-peng Feng
    • 1
  • Yi Liu
    • 1
  • Chao-hu Wang
    • 1
  • Songtao Qi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryNanfang Hospital of Southern Medical UniversityGuangzhouChina

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