Hypopituitarism in Craniopharyngioma
Pp. 302-327 (26)
Chun-ling Ye and Jun-xiang Peng
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.
Craniopharyngioma, Endocrinology evaluation, Hormone,
College of Pharmacy, Ji'nan University, 601 Western Huangpu Avenue, Guangzhou, China.