Suprasellar Infundibulo-Tuberal Craniopharyngioma (Type “T”)
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Suprasellar infundibulo-tuberal craniopharyngiomas “Type T” were the
most important and difficult tumors with all types of CP, which also the most common
type. In this chapter, we focused on the clinical manifestation, growth pattern and
prognosis of this type of CP. With summarizing our data and previous literatures
review, the advantage of frontobasal interhemispheric approach was depicted
emphasizedly. Moreover, by analysis of the relationship between tumor and the third
ventricular walls, the defect and merit of transnasal and transcranial approach were
discussed as well. Finally, the injury of hypothalamic structures and the psychological
evaluation were depicted.
Craniopharyngioma, Infundibulum, Suprasellar, Third ventricular
Department of Neurosurgery, Nanfang Neurosurgery Research Institution, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, 1838 North Guangzhou Avenue, Guangzhou, China.