Clinical Manifestation and Management in Children
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In this chapter, we focused on the description of the conception, clinical
manifestation, surgical treatment and prognosis of pediatric craniopharyngiomas (CP),
which were extremely different from the adult patients. As most of the tumors grew
with development of the pituitary gland, stalk and hypothalamic structures in pediatric
patients, surgery always caused severe endocrinological and hypothalamic dysfunction.
And the postrugical irradiation was also restriced for younger children, with result as
big problem for the quality of life in childhooh CP. In this chapter, we proposed two
types of pediatric CP: infradiaphragmatic CP and intra-third ventricular floor CP.
Those two types of CP presented totally variant characteristics with aspect in clinical
manifestation, surgical strategy, recurrence, and prognosis, which will also be
described and discussed in details.
Craniopharyngioma, Fuction, Obesity, Pediatric.
Department of Neurosurgery, Nanfang Neurosurgery Research Institution, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, 1838 North Guangzhou Avenue, Guangzhou, China.