Eur J Endocrinol 2015 Dec 21;173(6):853-62. Epub 2015 Sep 21.
Department of PediatricsKlinikum Oldenburg, Medical Campus University Oldenburg, Rahel-Straus-Strasse 10, 26133 Oldenburg, GermanyUniversity of GroningenGroningen, The NetherlandsInstitute of Biostatistics and Clinical ResearchUniversity of Münster, Münster, Germany
Objective: Childhood craniopharyngiomas (CP) are often diagnosed after a long duration of history (DOH). Tumor size, hypothalamic involvement (HI), and obesity are associated with reduced overall survival (OS) and functional capacity (FC). The effect of DOH and specific symptoms in history on presentation at initial diagnosis and long-term prognosis are unknown. Read More