Treatment of Hydrocephalus in Suprasellar Lesions

  • Vitaly Siomin
  • Shlomi Constantini


Hydrocephalus may become a major complicating factor in patients with suprasellar tumors. The differential diagnosis of suprasellar tumors that may potentially cause hydrocephalus is replete with various pathologies. Some tumors are more frequently associated with hydrocephalus (e.g., craniopharyngioma, optic pathway glioma), while others only occasionally cause it (e.g., germ cell tumor, pituitary adenoma, epidermoid cyst, and metastases). As hydrocephalus due to suprasellar tumors is primarily a pediatric neurosurgical problem, this chapter will be dedicated mostly to the management of hydrocephalus in pediatric patients with craniopharyngiomas and optic pathways gliomas (OPG).


Pituitary Adenoma Germ Cell Tumor Tumor Cyst Arachnoid Cyst Tumor Surgery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vitaly Siomin
    • 1
  • Shlomi Constantini
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Pediatric NeurosurgerySovraski Medical CenterTel AvivIsrael

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