Frontiers in Neurosurgery

Frontiers in Neurosurgery

Volume: 4

Craniopharyngiomas - Classification and Surgical Treatment

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Craniopharyngiomas are a type of brain tumour in the suprasellar region with benign histological and cellular features. Clinical manifestations of craniopharyngiomas include decreased vision, ...
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Hypopituitarism in Craniopharyngioma

Pp. 302-327 (26)

Chun-ling Ye and Jun-xiang Peng

Abstract

Endocrine dysfunction is a common complication of craniopharyngiomas due to tumor location and the growth pattern. How to diagnose hypopituitarism and implement reasonable hormone replacement therapy, promote the recovery of endocrine function after operation is still a puzzle need to be solved urgently. The purpose of the present chapter is to summarize data on endocrinological evaluation in these patients, discuss clinical characters, and elaborate the growth features of childhood craniopharyngiomas. To understand the hypopituitarism patterns and its influencing factors of patients with craniopharyngioma has important effect on improving the prognosis and long-term quality of life.

Keywords:

Craniopharyngioma, Endocrinology evaluation, Hormone, Hypopituitarism.

Affiliation:

College of Pharmacy, Ji'nan University, 601 Western Huangpu Avenue, Guangzhou, China.