Kraniofaryngeomer. Neurokirurgisk behandling og behandlingsresultater

J Lauenborg, M Kosteljanetz

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    From 1984 to 1993, 24 patients were operated for craniopharyngeoma at the University Clinic of Neurosurgery, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen. We undertook a retrospective study based on the patients' records in order to elucidate the course of the illness from the time of diagnosis until the end of treatment. The median age of the patients was 35 years (range 1.5-75 years). The follow-up period was one month-9.5 years. Preoperatively most patients had symptoms or clinical signs of compression of the optic pathways. Eighteen patients were operated by the transcranial route and six patients by the transsphenoidal route. Radical excision was achieved in 10 cases. Nine patients had recurrence of tumor. Postoperative endocrine disturbances were diagnosed in 19 cases. By the end of the follow-up eight patients were dead, of whom seven had had relapse of tumor. We recommend radical excision at the primary operation whenever possible, but the issue is controversial.

    Bidragets oversatte titelCraniopharyngiomas. Neurosurgical treatment and therapeutic results
    Sider (fra-til)4673-6
    Antal sider4
    TidsskriftUgeskrift for laeger
    Udgave nummer34
    StatusUdgivet - 21 aug. 1995


    • Adolescent
    • Adult
    • Aged
    • Child
    • Child, Preschool
    • Craniopharyngioma/diagnosis
    • Female
    • Follow-Up Studies
    • Humans
    • Infant
    • Male
    • Middle Aged
    • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
    • Pituitary Neoplasms/diagnosis
    • Postoperative Complications/diagnosis
    • Prognosis
    • Retrospective Studies


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