Sump drainage: a palliative manoeuvre for the treatment of craniopharyngioma.

  • Julio Miles
  • Published 1977 in
    Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and…


A sump system was used as a palliative manoeuvre in the treatment of four cases of cystic craniopharyngioma. Percutaneous needling of the subcutaneous reservoir enabled the fluid contents of the tumour to be evacuated with considerable therapeutic effect. Radiotherapy was combined with this manoeuvre in two cases. The three successfully treated patients… (More)


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