Surgical Management of Craniopharyngiomas in Children: Meta-analysis and Comparison of Transcranial and Transsphenoidal Approaches

@article{Elliott2011SurgicalMO,
  title={Surgical Management of Craniopharyngiomas in Children: Meta-analysis and Comparison of Transcranial and Transsphenoidal Approaches},
  author={Robert E. Elliott and John A. Jane and Jeffrey H. Wisoff},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={69},
  pages={630-643}
}
BACKGROUND:Controversy persists regarding the optimal treatment of pediatric craniopharyngiomas. OBJECTIVE:We performed a meta-analysis of reported series of transcranial (TC) and transsphenoidal (TS) surgery for pediatric craniopharyngiomas to determine whether comparisons between the outcomes in TS and TC approaches are valid. METHODS:Online databases were searched for English-language articles reporting quantifiable outcome data published between 1990 and 2010 pertaining to the surgical… Expand
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