Radical Removal of Craniopharyngiomas 1971–1991
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Craniopharyngiomas are histologically benign tumors that may be lethal if incompletely treated. Our attempts at radical removal of these tumors owe much to the work of Dr. William Sweet (1988) who showed that the projections of tumor that extend into neural tissue are actually surrounded by a thick glial layer. Splitting of this glial layer permits removal of the tumor while preserving the neural structures.
KeywordsTotal Removal Secondary Operation Pituitary Stalk Axial Compute Tomographic Radical Removal
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