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Craniopharyngioma - Transnasal Endoscopic Approach

By Nitin Gupta, Saurabh Varshney, SS Bist and Sanjeev Bhagat


Craniopharyngiomas are slow growing tumours arising from remnants of the craniopharyngeal duct and occupy the sellar region. The patients may remain asymptomatic for long duration or present with headache or visual disturbances. Surgery is the mainstay of the treatment. Traditionally these tumours have been removed by neurosurgeons through the cranial approach but the advent of nasal endoscopes has opened new avenues for ENT surgeons to treat such patients. We hereby present a case of craniopharyngioma who was successfully treated by Trans-nasal Hypophysectomy

Topics: Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Publisher: BS Kakkilaya
Year: 2011
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