The anesthetic, critical care and surgical challenges in the management of craniopharyngioma

Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2011;15(2):123-126 DOI 10.4103/2230-8210.81944


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Journal Title: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism

ISSN: 2230-8210 (Print); 2230-9500 (Online)

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications

Society/Institution: Endocrine Society of India

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Internal medicine: Specialties of internal medicine: Diseases of the endocrine glands. Clinical endocrinology | Medicine: Internal medicine: Specialties of internal medicine: Diseases of the digestive system. Gastroenterology

Country of publisher: India

Language of fulltext: English

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Sukhminder Jit Singh Bajwa

Sukhwinder Kaur Bajwa

Gavinder Singh Bindra


Double blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 17 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

Among the childhood brain neoplasms, craniopharyngioma constitutes about 2-6% of all primary intracranial tumors. Craniopharyngioma poses a multitude of challenges to the neurosurgeon, endocrinologist, oncologist, intensivist and the anesthesiologist. The morbidity and mortality due to radical surgical treatment is quite high, to the extent of 40-50%. The conservative approach with limited surgical intervention and radiotherapy assistance is taken by some neurosurgeons, but its usefulness is very doubtful. We are reporting a case of craniopharyngioma in an 18-year-old female who had progressive loss of vision and was successfully managed with combined radical surgery and medical therapy.