Childhood craniopharyngioma: hypothalamus-sparing surgery decreases the risk of obesity.


CONTEXT Craniopharyngioma is a brain tumor whose high local recurrence rate has for a long time led to a preference for extensive surgery. Limited surgery minimizing hypothalamic damage may decrease the severe obesity rate at the expense of the need for radiotherapy to complete the treatment. OBJECTIVE We compared weight gain and local recurrence rates… (More)
DOI: 10.1210/jc.2012-3928


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