Cranial base strategies for resection of craniopharyngioma in children.

  title={Cranial base strategies for resection of craniopharyngioma in children.},
  author={James K C Liu and Chad Douglas Cole and John R. W. Kestle and Douglas L. Brockmeyer and Marion L. Walker},
  journal={Neurosurgical focus},
  volume={18 6A},
The optimal treatment of craniopharyngioma in children remains a challenge. The use of complete excision to minimize recurrence continues to be controversial because of the risk of postoperative morbidity and death. Advances in skull base approaches, modern microsurgical techniques, neuroimaging, and hormone replacement therapy, however, have allowed safe gross- or near-total resection in the majority of cases. Total removal of these tumors, if possible, offers the best chance of cure for the… CONTINUE READING

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