Radical resections of childhood craniopharyngiomas

T. Tomita*, D. G. McLone

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Abstract

A series of 27 children with craniopharyngiomas is presented. All the craniopharyngiomas were detected by computed tomography, and radical total resection was attempted. Postoperative evaluations were done by a series of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging scans. Twenty patients who had total resection confirmed by surgical and radiographic observations showed no recurrence during the follow-up period of from 1 to 12 years. It is emphasized that total resection using modern diagnostic and surgical methods is the mainstay for childhood craniopharyngiomas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6-14
Number of pages9
JournalPediatric Neurosurgery
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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