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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Suprasellar Infundibulo-Tuberal Craniopharyngioma (Type “T”)

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Jun Pan


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 floor.


Department of Neurosurgery, Nanfang Neurosurgery Research Institution, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, 1838 North Guangzhou Avenue, Guangzhou, China.