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Endoscopic Endonasal Management of Craniopharyngioma.

TitleEndoscopic Endonasal Management of Craniopharyngioma.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsZacharia BE, Amine M, Anand V, Schwartz TH
JournalOtolaryngol Clin North Am
Volume49
Issue1
Pagination201-12
Date Published2016 Feb
ISSN1557-8259
KeywordsCraniopharyngioma, Endoscopy, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nasal Cavity, Neoplasm Recurrence, Local, Neurosurgical Procedures, Pituitary Neoplasms, Postoperative Complications
Abstract

Craniopharyngioma is a rare clinical entity that poses a significant management challenge given their location and propensity to recur. As part of a minimally disruptive treatment paradigm, the expanded endonasal approach has the potential to improve rates of resection, improve postoperative visual recovery, and minimize surgical morbidity. This article updates the otolaryngologic community on the basic principles and techniques regarding the incorporation of the endoscopic, endonasal approach in the management paradigm of craniopharyngioma.

DOI10.1016/j.otc.2015.09.013
Alternate JournalOtolaryngol Clin North Am
PubMed ID26614838