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Year : 1991  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 97-101

Trans-sphenoidal excision of craniopharyngiomas.


Department of Neurosurgery, K. E. M. Hospital, Parel, Bombay, Maharashtra.

Correspondence Address:
R D Nagpal
Department of Neurosurgery, K. E. M. Hospital, Parel, Bombay, Maharashtra.

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Craniopharyngiomas have been by and large excised by the transcranial route. Since 1982, 11 patients have been operated by the traus-sphensidal route in the department. The clinical features with which they were presented, diagnostic investigations, details of surgical procedures and follow-up analysis is being presented here. A retrospective study of radiological investigation was done to determine the features that help decide the choice of surgical approach to these lesions. Only lesions that were primarily intrasellar, cystic and those that expanded the sella could be treated by the trans-sphenoidal route. Associated suprasellar extensions could also be removed. Predominantly calcified or firm, fleshy tumours lent themselves poorly to removal by the trans-sphenoidal route.






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