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Diencephalic Syndrome as Presentation of Giant Childhood Craniopharyngioma: Management Review.

J Pediatr Neurosci 2018 Oct-Dec;13(4):383-387

Department of Neurosurgery, Neurosciences Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Diencephalic syndrome (DES) is an extremely uncommon occurrence, and approximately 100 cases have been reported. It presents as a failure to thrive in infants and children but rarely occurs in adult population. The characteristic clinical features of DES include severely emaciated body, normal linear growth and normal or precocious intellectual development, hyperalertness, hyperkinesis, and euphoria usually associated with intracranial sellar-suprasellar mass lesion, usually optico-chiasmatic glioma or hypothalamic mass. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/JPN.JPN_179_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6413612PMC
April 2019
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Optic Tract Edema: A Rare Entity in Pituitary Macroadenoma.

Asian J Neurosurg 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):307-309

Department of Neurosurgery, Command Hospital (Southern Command), Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Pituitary tumors are relatively common tumors accounting for almost 15% of all primary brain tumors. Pituitary macroadenomas cause mass effect on the optic apparatus causing a myriad of visual deficits. On imaging generally the anterior visual pathway is involved which may be compressed by the mass lesion. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ajns.AJNS_178_18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6417355PMC
April 2019
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Pediatric craniopharyngioma in association with familial adenomatous polyposis.

Fam Cancer 2019 Mar 27. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

Morgan Adams Neuro-Oncology Program, Children's Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA.

Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is a cancer predisposition syndrome driven by germline loss-of-function of the APC gene and phenotypically manifests with intestinal polyposis and a variety of extra-intestinal bone and soft tissue tumors. Craniopharyngioma is not a well-described FAP-associated tumor, however, six cases have been reported in adults, all demonstrating ectopic location and adamantinomatous histology. We report the first case of craniopharyngioma associated with FAP in a pediatric patient. Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10689-019-00126-8
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March 2019
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Diagnostic accuracy of neuroimaging in pediatric optic chiasm/sellar/suprasellar tumors.

Pediatr Blood Cancer 2019 Jun 8;66(6):e27680. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

Morgan Adams Foundation Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Foundation, Aurora, Colorado.

Preoperative diagnosis for tumors arising in the optic chiasm/sellar/suprasellar region in children is helpful to determine surgical necessity and approach, given the high operative risk in this area. We evaluated the ability to differentiate tumor type by preoperative neuroimaging. Thirty-eight of 53 tumors were correctly diagnosed by neuroimaging based on final pathologic diagnosis (prediction accuracy 72%). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pbc.27680DOI Listing
June 2019
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Radiological and endocrinological evaluations with grading of hypothalamic perifocal edema caused by craniopharyngiomas.

Pituitary 2019 Apr;22(2):146-155

Department of Neurosurgery, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kanazawa University, 13-1, Takara-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, 920-8641, Japan.

Introduction: Hypophysial and hypothalamic dysfunction caused by craniopharyngioma is a serious problem despite the progress of surgical approaches and techniques. Perifocal edema induced by craniopharyngioma could be speculated as a potential factor resulting in pre- and post-operative hypophysial and hypothalamic dysfunction, as well as, their anatomical involvement.

Methods: Medical records of 54 patients with craniopharyngioma were retrospectively reviewed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11102-019-00945-zDOI Listing
April 2019
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Automatic image processing pipeline for tracking longitudinal vessel changes in magnetic resonance angiography.

J Magn Reson Imaging 2019 Mar 7. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

Department of Radiation Oncology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, USA (Work Origin).

Background: Cerebral vessel diameter changes objectively and automatically derived from longitudinal magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) facilitate quantification of vessel changes and further modeling.

Purpose: To characterize longitudinal changes in intracranial vessel diameter using time-of-flight (TOF) MRA.

Study Type: Retrospective longitudinal study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jmri.26699DOI Listing
March 2019
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A Case of Primary Sellar Paraganglioma: Immunohistochemistry Resource and Review.

World Neurosurg 2019 Jan 28. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Section of Neurosurgery, The University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences, 5841 S. Maryland Avenue, Chicago, IL. Electronic address:

Background: The differential diagnosis of sellar masses includes adenoma, meningioma, craniopharyngioma, and metastasis. Seldom is primary paraganglioma considered. Here we present a case of this unique pathology, review the relevant literature and compile a compendium of immunohistochemical characteristics for use as a resource. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2019.01.094DOI Listing
January 2019
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SHH pathway inhibition is protumourigenic in adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma.

Endocr Relat Cancer 2019 Jan 1. Epub 2019 Jan 1.

J Martinez-Barbera, Institute of Child Health, Developmental Biology and Cancer Programme Birth Defects Research Centre, University College London, 30 Guilford Street , London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Pharmacological inhibition of the sonic hedgehog (SHH) pathway can be beneficial against certain cancers but detrimental in others. Adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma (ACP) is a relevant pituitary tumour, affecting children and adults, that is associated with high morbidity and increased mortality in long-term follow up. We have previously demonstrated overactivation of the SHH pathway in both human and mouse ACP. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1530/ERC-18-0538DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6378366PMC
January 2019
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Long-term impact of pediatric endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery on midface growth.

J Neurosurg Pediatr 2019 01 11:1-8. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Departments of1Plastic Surgery.

OBJECTIVE Cranial base development plays a large role in anterior and vertical maxillary growth through 7 years of age, and the effect of early endonasal cranial base surgery on midface growth is unknown. The authors present their experience with pediatric endoscopic endonasal surgery (EES) and long-term midface growth. METHODS This is a retrospective review of cases where EES was performed from 2000 to 2016. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3171/2018.8.PEDS18183DOI Listing
January 2019
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[Psychosis and behavioural problems as first symptoms of brain tumour?]

Authors:
J Schildermans

Tijdschr Psychiatr 2019;61(1):53-56

A craniopharyngioma is a rare, slow-growing tumour in the pituitary gland. Brain tumours usually present with obvious neurological or other physical symptoms, whereas psychiatric symptoms as primary signs are rare. The presented case, in which psychosis and behavioural problems predominated, concerned a 42-year-old patient. Read More

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April 2019
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Noninvasive molecular diagnosis of craniopharyngioma with MRI-based radiomics approach.

BMC Neurol 2019 Jan 7;19(1). Epub 2019 Jan 7.

Department of Electronic Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

Background: Frequent somatic mutations of BRAF and CTNNB1 were identified in both histological subtypes of craniopharyngioma (adamantinomatous and papillary) which shed light on target therapy to cure this oncogenic disease. The aim of this study was to investigate the noninvasive MRI-based radiomics diagnosis to detect BRAF and CTNNB1 mutations in craniopharyngioma patients.

Methods: Forty-four patients pathologically diagnosed as adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma (ACP) or papillary craniopharyngioma (PCP) were retrospectively studied. Read More

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https://bmcneurol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12883-
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12883-018-1216-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6322318PMC
January 2019
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Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery for Craniopharyngiomas: A Series of 60 Patients.

World Neurosurg 2019 Jan 3. Epub 2019 Jan 3.

Department of Neurosurgery, First Affiliated Hospital, Chongqing Medical University, Yuzhong District, Chongqing, P.R. China. Electronic address:

Objective: To report our experience of the management of 60 patients with craniopharyngioma with endoscopic endonasal surgery (EES) and evaluate the feasibility and safety of EES for craniopharyngiomas.

Methods: The clinical data of 60 patients with craniopharyngioma who underwent EES between November 2014 and December 2017 were analyzed retrospectively. All patients had vascularized nasoseptal flaps, and the most recent 4 patients had "in situ bone flaps" for better skull base reconstruction. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S18788750183293
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.12.110DOI Listing
January 2019
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Stature-weight growth delays: Clinical and etiological aspects.

J Family Med Prim Care 2018 Sep-Oct;7(5):963-966

Department of Endocrinology, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ibn Zohr University, Agadir, Morocco.

Background: Stature-weight growth delay (SWGD) is a frequent motivation of consultation. It could be a consequence of a known chronic affection, congenital or acquired affection. The purpose of this study is to describe epidemiological, clinical, paraclinical, and etiological aspects of SWGD. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_207_16DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6259559PMC
January 2019
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Superficial Siderosis Associated with Craniopharyngioma.

World Neurosurg 2019 Mar 7;123:108-112. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Neurosurgery, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Matsumoto, Japan.

Background: Superficial siderosis (SS) associated with craniopharyngioma is an extremely rare occurrence. To our knowledge, only 3 cases have been reported in literature. Two of the cases occurred following resection of the tumor. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.11.222DOI Listing
March 2019
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A modern series of subdiaphragmatic craniopharyngiomas.

J Neurosurg 2018 10 1:1-6. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

Department of Neurosurgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

OBJECTIVE: The endoscopic endonasal approach has been proposed as a primary surgical strategy for select craniopharyngiomas. However, those tumors that arise from the sella have not been classified with the other craniopharyngioma subtypes in terms of surgical nuances, intraoperative findings, and postoperative outcomes. The authors describe their experience with a select subtype of craniopharyngioma arising within the sella subjacent to the diaphragma sellae and refer to these tumors as type 0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3171/2018.4.JNS172330DOI Listing
October 2018
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Periostin concentrations in childhood-onset craniopharyngioma patients.

J Endocrinol Invest 2018 Nov 24. Epub 2018 Nov 24.

Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, University Children's Hospital, Klinikum Oldenburg AöR, 26133, Oldenburg, Germany.

Purpose: Periostin is highly expressed in craniopharyngioma (CP)-associated fibroblasts and has been identified as a marker for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Half of CP patients with hypothalamic syndrome develop NAFLD. We hypothesized that periostin concentration is elevated in biological fluids of CP and associated with pathological hepatic parameters, indicating increased risk for NAFLD. Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s40618-018-0987-9
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November 2018
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A case of craniopharyngioma presenting as rapidly progressive dementia.

Indian J Psychiatry 2018 Jul-Sep;60(3):355-357

Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Rapidly progressive dementia (RPD) is generally obvious to family member but often difficult for physicians to pinpoint the underlying pathology. Some common causes, such as prion's disease, Alzheimer's disease, central nervous system vasculitis, or infection, might present with disease-specific signs or symptoms where many etiologies do not produce such warning signs. Here, we are presenting a case who attended the psychiatric clinic for decreased motivation to do work, easy fatigability, infrequent falls, recent memory impairment, increased appetite, polydipsia and polyuria, and provisionally diagnosed with RPD. Read More

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http://www.indianjpsychiatry.org/text.asp?2018/60/3/355/2433
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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_230_18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6201673PMC
November 2018
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Advances in the management of craniopharyngioma.

F1000Res 2018 11;7. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Florida, 2015 North Jefferson Street, Jacksonville, FL 32206, USA.

Craniopharyngioma is a curable benign tumor, but owing to its intimate relationship to critical structures in the central brain-such as the optic apparatus, pituitary, hypothalamus, intracranial vasculature, brain stem, and temporal lobes-its management introduces the risk of long-term treatment morbidity. Today, the most common treatment approach is conservative subtotal resection followed by radiotherapy, and the goal is to limit long-term toxicity. Many recent advances in the treatment of craniopharyngioma are attributable to improved surgical techniques and radiotherapy technologies. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.15834.1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6182675PMC

Flexible Fiber CO Laser in Microsurgical Treatment of Intraventricular Tumors: Usefulness and Limitations.

World Neurosurg 2019 Feb 18;122:e427-e435. Epub 2018 Oct 18.

Department of Neurosurgery, IRCCS National Cancer Institute "Regina Elena", Rome, Italy.

Objective: To assess usefulness and limitations of flexible fiber carbon dioxide (CO) laser in the microsurgical treatment of intraventricular tumors.

Methods: We reviewed a series of 9 patients treated with microsurgical resection of intraventricular tumors using a flexible fiber CO laser. The lesions involved the third ventricle (8) and the frontal horn of the right lateral ventricle (1). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.10.065DOI Listing
February 2019
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Effects of craniopharyngioma cyst fluid on neurons and glial cells cultured from rat brain hypothalamus.

J Chem Neuroanat 2018 Dec 17;94:93-101. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

Department of Neurophysiology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Hosur Road, Bangalore, 560 029, India. Electronic address:

Craniopharyngiomas (CPs) are rare, epithelial tumors of the central nervous system (CNS) that could lead to manifestation of multiple post-operative symptoms, ranging from hormonal imbalance to obesity, diabetes, visual, neurological and neurocognitive impairments. CP is more frequent in children, and has been reported in middle aged adults as well. In fact, arterial laceration and/or brain stroke which may occur following the removal of some CPs is mainly due to calcification of that CPs along with strong attachments to the blood vessels. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jchemneu.2018.10.005DOI Listing
December 2018
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Xanthogranuloma of the sellar region: A rare tumor. Case illustration and literature review.

J Clin Neurosci 2019 Jan 14;59:318-324. Epub 2018 Oct 14.

Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy.

Xanthogranulomas are rare intracranial lesions with controversial etiology. The sellar location is exceedingly rare. Here we report a clinical case and a review of the English-language literature of histologically confirmed xanthogranulomas in order to furnish useful tools in diagnosis and management of this unusual disease. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jocn.2018.10.019DOI Listing
January 2019
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Pituitary Adenoma and Craniopharyngioma Collision Tumor: Diagnostic, Treatment Considerations, and Review of the Literature.

World Neurosurg 2019 Jan 13;121:211-216. Epub 2018 Oct 13.

Department of Neurosurgery, Medstar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, USA.

Background: Different diseases may occur within the same anatomic space and invade one another. Lesions of this nature are described as collision tumors. Collision tumors of the sella are rare, with pituitary adenoma-craniopharyngiomas having been described in only 15 cases. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.10.048DOI Listing
January 2019
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Endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery in pediatric patients. A single center experience.

J Craniomaxillofac Surg 2018 Dec 24;46(12):2017-2021. Epub 2018 Sep 24.

Anna Meyer Hospital (Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Meyer), Neurosurgery Department, Florence, Italy.

Object: At present, a minimally invasive endoscopic endonasal approach is considered an efficient option for lesions affecting the anterior and middle skull base with sellar and parasellar region involvement. In this study we will retrospectively analyze the pediatric patients that we have been treating in the same medical center for the past four years, using an endoscopic approach in the skull base.

Methods: We performed a retrospective chart and imaging review of pediatric patients who underwent endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery (ESBS) at the Meyer Children's Hospital, (Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Meyer), in Florence, from January 2012 to July 2016. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcms.2018.09.013DOI Listing
December 2018
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Xanthogranuloma of the sellar region accompanied by growth hormone deficiency: case report and literature review.

J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 2018 Oct;31(10):1161-1164

Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Yamanashi, Shimokato, Chuo, Yamanashi, Japan.

Background Xanthogranuloma of the sellar region is a rare entity. Its pathology is controversial and it is difficult to strictly differentiate it from craniopharyngioma or Rathke's cyst. Case presentation We report a case of xanthogranuloma accompanied by growth hormone deficiency in an 11-year-old girl. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/jpem-2018-0050DOI Listing
October 2018
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Detailed assessment of hypothalamic damage in craniopharyngioma patients with obesity.

Int J Obes (Lond) 2019 Mar 4;43(3):533-544. Epub 2018 Sep 4.

Department of Endocrinology, Skåne University Hospital, Lund, Sweden.

Background/objectives: Hypothalamic obesity (HO) occurs in 50% of patients with the pituitary tumor craniopharyngioma (CP). Attempts have been made to predict the risk of HO based on hypothalamic (HT) damage on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), but none have included volumetry. We performed qualitative and quantitative volumetric analyses of HT damage. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41366-018-0185-zDOI Listing
March 2019
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Benefits of image-guided stereotactic hypofractionated radiation therapy as adjuvant treatment of craniopharyngiomas. A review.

Childs Nerv Syst 2019 Jan 27;35(1):53-61. Epub 2018 Aug 27.

Department of Neurosurgery, Policlinico Universitario "G. Martino", University of Messina, 98125, Messina, Italy.

Purpose: Craniopharyngiomas account for 5.6-13% of intracranial tumors in children. Despite being histologically benign, these tumors remain a major neurosurgical challenge because of the typical tight adherence to adjacent critical structures. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00381-018-3954-zDOI Listing
January 2019
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Microsurgical treatment of craniopharyngioma: Experiences on 183 consecutive patients.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Aug;97(34):e11746

Department of Neurosurgery, PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China.

This study aimed to summarize the clinical experiences and postoperative effects of microsurgical approaches for craniopharyngioma.A total of 183 craniopharyngioma patients who underwent microsurgical treatment since March 2009 to March 2015 in our hospital were included in current research. Surgical approaches were selected based on preoperative evaluations, including tumor locations, sizes, and growth patterns. Read More

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http://Insights.ovid.com/crossref?an=00005792-201808240-0001
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000011746DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6112966PMC
August 2018
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Primary Choroid Plexus Papilloma over Sellar Region Mimicking with Craniopharyngioma: A Case Report and Literature Review.

Cureus 2018 Jun 20;10(6):e2849. Epub 2018 Jun 20.

Neurosurgery, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, TWN.

Choroid plexus papillomas (CPPs) are slow-growing and benign tumors, representing less than 1% of all intracranial neoplasms. They are predominantly located in the lateral ventricles in children, and in the fourth ventricle in adults. Primary CPP over sellar regions is extremely rare. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7759/cureus.2849DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6103389PMC
June 2018
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Papillary craniopharyngioma in a 4-year-old girl with BRAF V600E mutation: a case report and review of the literature.

Childs Nerv Syst 2019 Jan 1;35(1):169-173. Epub 2018 Aug 1.

Department of Haematology/Oncology, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Oxford Road, Manchester, England, M13 9WL, UK.

Introduction: Craniopharyngiomas are one of the most frequently diagnosed hypothalamo-pituitary tumors in childhood. The adamantinomatous histological subtype accounts for most pediatric cases, while the papillary variant is almost exclusively diagnosed in adults. Here, we report a case of papillary craniopharyngioma in a very young child, confirmed by molecular tissue analysis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00381-018-3925-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6341153PMC
January 2019
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Single fraction and multisession Gamma Knife radiosurgery for craniopharyngioma.

Pituitary 2018 Oct;21(5):499-506

Department of Neurosurgery, Istituto Scientifico San Raffaele, Vita-Salute University, Via Olgettina 60, 20132, Milano, Italy.

Purpose: The optimal management of residual or recurring craniopharyngioma is still a matter of debate even though adjuvant radiation therapy plays a crucial role. Aim of our study is to report the results of single fraction or multisession Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) in patients with craniopharyngioma.

Methods: We included 50 consecutive patients treated from 1994 to 2016. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11102-018-0903-5DOI Listing
October 2018
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Optimal strategy of gamma knife radiosurgery for craniopharyngiomas.

J Neurooncol 2018 Oct 9;140(1):135-143. Epub 2018 Jul 9.

Department of Neurosurgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, 101 Daehak-ro Jongno-gu, Seoul, 03080, Republic of Korea.

Object: To analyze the outcomes of gamma knife radiosurgery (GKS) for craniopharyngiomas and elucidate the optimal strategy.

Methods: Between 1998 and 2016, 35 patients underwent GKS for the treatment of 40 recurrent or residual craniopharyngiomas. Among 40 GKSs, 22 procedures were single-session GKSs and 18 procedures were fractionated GKSs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11060-018-2943-0DOI Listing
October 2018
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Evaluation of Bremsstrahlung radiation dose in stereotactically radiocolloid therapy of cystic craniopharyngioma tumors with P radio-colloid.

Australas Phys Eng Sci Med 2018 Sep 9;41(3):697-711. Epub 2018 Jul 9.

Department of Neurosurgery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Over 90% of craniopharyngeal brain tumors are cystic, which enables the injection of beta emitters such as phosphorus-32 (P) radio-colloid into cysts for their treatment. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and theoretical modelling of Bremsstrahlung radiation dose resulting from stereotactic radio-colloid therapy of cystic craniopharyngioma tumors with P. P radio-colloid with appropriate activity concentration was injected to a head phantom, and then the Bremsstrahlung radiation spectrum and planar images were obtained using a gamma camera. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13246-018-0665-4DOI Listing
September 2018
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Phosphorus-32 interstitial radiotherapy for recurrent craniopharyngioma: Expressions of vascular endothelial growth factor and its receptor-2 and imaging features of tumors are associated with tumor radiosensitivity.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Jun;97(26):e11136

Department of Neurosurgery, Navy General Hospital, Beijing, China.

To investigate the relationship of the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)/vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 (VEGFR-2) and imaging features with the therapeutic efficacy of Phosphorus-32 colloid interstitial radiotherapy in recurrent craniopharyngioma.Thirty-two patients with recurrent craniopharyngioma underwent phosphorus-32 colloid interstitial radiotherapy. The tumor imaging features were classified into 4 types according to the thickness of the cyst wall and signals of the cyst contents as shown by computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000011136DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6242301PMC
June 2018
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A Rare Case of Malignant Craniopharyngioma Reactive to Adjunctive Stereotactic Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy: Case Report and Literature Review.

World Neurosurg 2018 Sep 20;117:332-338. Epub 2018 Jun 20.

Department of Neurosurgery, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Tokyo, Japan.

Background: Malignant craniopharyngioma or anaplastic craniopharyngioma was first reported in 1987 by Akachi and colleagues. It has malignant clinical and histological features, remarkably rapid progression, atypical pathology like squamous cell carcinoma, and a poor prognosis. To date, 17 cases of malignant craniopharyngioma have been reported, most of which were secondary malignant tumors. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S18788750183119
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.05.244DOI Listing
September 2018
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Middle turbinate manipulation and postoperative sinus obstruction after endoscopic endonasal skull-base surgery.

Int Forum Allergy Rhinol 2018 10 19;8(10):1132-1135. Epub 2018 Jun 19.

Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA.

Background: Inadvertent lateralization of the middle turbinate (MT) after endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) is cited as a common complication that results in both outflow tract obstruction and recurrent symptoms. In endoscopic endonasal skull-base surgery, the MT is frequently lateralized during the parasagittal approach. Little is known about whether this strategy has unintended consequences on the adjacent paranasal sinuses. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/alr.22151DOI Listing
October 2018
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Paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis associated with mixed olfactory neuroblastoma and craniopharyngioma: A case report and literature review.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Jun;97(24):e10932

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Kyorin University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

Rationale: Paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis (PLE) is a rare disorder of the nervous system associated with malignant disease. It has a subacute onset with the following symptoms: cognitive dysfunction, seizures, irritability, hallucinations, and short-term memory loss. Herein, we report the case of a 35-year-old man with PLE, an olfactory neuroblastoma (ONB) admixed with craniopharyngioma, and serum anti-Hu antibodies. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000010932DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6024189PMC
June 2018
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Anterior interhemispheric approach for removing large sellar region tumor.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Jun;97(24):e10840

Department of Neurosurgery, PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China.

The aim of the study was to explore anterior interhemispheric approach microsurgery for removing large sellar region tumors.A total of 118 patients with large sellar region tumors were treated with the anterior interhemispheric approach microsurgery. There were 58 craniopharyngioma, 37 pituitary adenoma, 5 hypothalamic glioma, 7 meningioma, and 11 other tumors cases. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000010840DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6024089PMC
June 2018
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Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery for Subdiaphragmatic Type Craniopharyngiomas.

Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo) 2018 Jun 6;58(6):260-265. Epub 2018 Jun 6.

Department of Hypothalamic and Pituitary Surgery, Toranomon Hospital.

Subdiaphragmatic type craniopharyngiomas are tumors that originate within the sella. They are divided into two types; those localized within an enlarged sella (intrasellar type) and those accompanying a suprasellar extension (suprasellar extended type). The clinicopathological features and the recent outcomes of endoscopic endonasal surgery were retrospectively reviewed in 32 patients, with 11 surgeries for recurrence. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2176/nmc.oa.2018-0028DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6002681PMC
June 2018
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Continuous Minor Bleeding from Tumor Surface in Patients with Craniopharyngiomas: Case Series of Nonobstructive Hydrocephalus.

J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg 2018 Sep 5;79(5):436-441. Epub 2018 Jun 5.

Department of Neurosurgery, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan.

Nonobstructive hydrocephalus in patients with craniopharyngiomas is uncommon. We describe our surgical series of 25 consecutive patients with craniopharyngioma who presented with hydrocephalus. Obstructive hydrocephalus was evident in most cases, and nonobstructive hydrocephalus was revealed in three cases. Read More

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September 2018
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Fusiform dilatation of the internal carotid artery following childhood craniopharyngioma resection treated by endovascular flow diversion-A case report and literature review.

J Clin Neurosci 2018 Aug 24;54:143-145. Epub 2018 May 24.

Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Division of Neuroradiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, United States.

Fusiform dilatation of the internal carotid artery (FDICA) is a well-described radiographic finding following resection of childhood craniopharyngioma (CP). A 39-year-old woman with right-sided FDICA was successfully treated for lesion enlargement with endovascular flow diversion, which has not been described in the literature. Read More

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August 2018
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Characterization of the murine orthotopic adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma PDX model by MRI in correlation with histology.

PLoS One 2018 24;13(5):e0197895. Epub 2018 May 24.

Institute of Radiology, University Hospital Erlangen, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany.

Purpose: Adamantinomatous craniopharyngiomas (ACP) as benign sellar brain tumors are challenging to treat. In order to develop robust in vivo drug testing methodology, the murine orthotopic craniopharyngioma model (PDX) was characterized by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and histology in xenografts from three patients (ACP1-3).

Methods: In ACP PDX, multiparametric MRI was conducted to assess morphologic characteristics such as contrast-enhancing tumor volume (CETV) as well as functional parameters from dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) including area-under-the-curve (AUC), peak enhancement (PE), time-to-peak (TTP) and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5993109PMC
December 2018
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Persisting Embryonal Infundibular Recess (PEIR): Two Case Reports and Systematic Literature Review.

J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2018 07;103(7):2424-2429

Neurosurgery, Department of Medical and Surgical Specialties, Radiological Sciences, and Public Health, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy.

Context: The persisting embryonal infundibular recess (PEIR) is a rare anomaly of the floor of the third ventricle with a debated pathogenesis. It can be a cause of misdiagnosis in the case of cystic lesions of the sellar and suprasellar area.

Objective: To describe two recently evaluated cases and provide a systematic literature review. Read More

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July 2018
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Evolution of the graded repair of CSF leaks and skull base defects in endonasal endoscopic tumor surgery: trends in repair failure and meningitis rates in 509 patients.

J Neurosurg 2018 05;130(3):861-875

Pacific Pituitary Disorders Center, John Wayne Cancer Institute, Providence Saint John's Health Center, Santa Monica, California.

Objective: The authors previously described a graded approach to skull base repair following endonasal microscopic or endoscope-assisted tumor surgery. In this paper they review their experience with skull base reconstruction in the endoscopic era.

Methods: A retrospective review of a single-institution endonasal endoscopic patient database (April 2010–April 2017) was undertaken. Read More

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May 2018
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Risk of Radiation Vasculopathy and Stroke in Pediatric Patients Treated With Proton Therapy for Brain and Skull Base Tumors.

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2018 07 29;101(4):854-859. Epub 2018 Mar 29.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, Florida. Electronic address:

Purpose: To estimate the rate of and identify risk factors for vasculopathy after proton therapy in pediatric patients with central nervous system and skull base tumors.

Methods And Materials: Between 2006 and 2015, 644 pediatric patients with central nervous system and skull base tumors were treated with proton therapy at a single institution. The 3 most common histologies were craniopharyngioma (n = 135), ependymoma (n = 135), and low-grade glioma (n = 131). Read More

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July 2018
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Pituitary fossa chondrosarcoma: An unusual cause of a sellar suprasellar mass masquerading as pituitary adenoma.

Surg Neurol Int 2018 9;9:76. Epub 2018 Apr 9.

Department of Neuro-Surgery, Govind Ballav Pant Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (GIPMER), New Delhi, India.

Background: Chondrosarcoma is a mesenchymal malignant tumor composed of tumor cells producing cartilage. It is more commonly found in older age group and usually affects the axial skeleton. Intracranial chondrosarcoma is extremely rare, and chondrosarcoma arising from the sellar region are even rarer with only a few cases described in the literature. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/sni.sni_455_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5909095PMC
April 2018
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Recurrent papillary craniopharyngioma with BRAF V600E mutation treated with dabrafenib: case report.

J Neurosurg 2018 Apr 1:1-5. Epub 2018 Apr 1.

2Neurology.

The authors present the case of a man with a papillary craniopharyngioma, first diagnosed at 47 years of age, who experienced multiple recurrences. Review of the pathologic specimen from his first resection demonstrated the BRAF V600E mutation. With his most recent recurrence following previous surgery and radiotherapy, at 52 years of age, the decision was made to initiate treatment with the BRAF V600E inhibitor dabrafenib. Read More

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April 2018
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Cystic tumors of the pituitary infundibulum: seminal autopsy specimens (1899 to 1904) that allowed clinical-pathological craniopharyngioma characterization.

Pituitary 2018 Aug;21(4):393-405

Department of Pathology and Clinical Bacteriology, Jakob Erdheim Institute, Vienna, Austria.

A heterogeneous group of epithelial cystic tumors developed at the infundibulum and the third ventricle disconcerted pathologists at the dawn of the twentieth century. Very little was known at that time about the physiological role played by the pituitary gland, and there was almost complete ignorance regarding the function of the hypothalamus. Acromegaly, or enlargement of acral body parts, described in 1886 by Pierre Marie, was the only disease linked to primary hypertrophies of the pituitary gland, known as "pituitary strumas". Read More

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August 2018
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A rare challenging case of co-existent craniopharyngioma, acromegaly and squamous cell lung cancer.

Endocrinol Diabetes Metab Case Rep 2018 28;2018. Epub 2018 Mar 28.

Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.

Co-existence of craniopharyngioma and acromegaly has been very rarely reported. A 65-year-old man presented with visual deterioration, fatigue and frontal headaches. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a suprasellar heterogeneous, mainly cystic, 1. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1530/EDM-18-0018DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5881427PMC
March 2018
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Microstructural white matter alterations and hippocampal volumes are associated with cognitive deficits in craniopharyngioma.

Eur J Endocrinol 2018 Jun 29;178(6):577-587. Epub 2018 Mar 29.

Department of EndocrinologySkåne University Hospital, Lund, Sweden

Context: Patients with craniopharyngioma (CP) and hypothalamic lesions (HL) have cognitive deficits. Which neural pathways are affected is unknown.

Objective: To determine whether there is a relationship between microstructural white matter (WM) alterations detected with diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and cognition in adults with childhood-onset CP. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1530/EJE-18-0081DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5937918PMC

Endoscopic Endonasal Transtuberculum Sellae Approach for the Resection of Suprasellar Intrainfundibular Epidermoid Cyst.

J Neurol Surg B Skull Base 2018 04 19;79(Suppl 3):S279-S280. Epub 2018 Feb 19.

Department of Neurological Surgery, Wexner Medical Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States.

A 49-year-old female presented with intense headaches of 3 months duration. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed and showed a sellar-suprasellar lesion extending into the third ventricle. A presumptive diagnosis of a craniopharyngioma was made. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0038-1624590DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5868914PMC
April 2018
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