Recurrent infrasellar clival craniopharyngioma

B. T. Ragel, F. S. Bishop, W. T. Couldwell

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Abstract

The patient is a 44-year-old man who underwent resection of a posterior nasopharynx tumor 12 years earlier via left lateral rhinotomy approach. The final pathological analysis indicated the tumor was a craniopharyngioma, and the patient subsequently underwent focal radiation. The patient returned to medical attention complaining of dysequilibrium. A neurologic exam was nonfocal. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a clival mass, separate from the sella turcica, with imaging characteristics concerning for chordoma or primary bone tumor (Fig. 1). The lesion was resected via an endoscope-assisted endonasal transsphenoidal approach, with gross total resection achieved. Intraoperatively, the mass was noted to erode through the posterior nasopharynx, without extension superiorly into the sella or posteriorly through the clival dura (i.e., lesion was infrasellar). The final pathological results indicated the tumor was adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)729-730
Number of pages2
JournalActa Neurochirurgica
Volume149
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Craniopharyngioma
Nasopharynx
Neoplasms
Sella Turcica
Chordoma
Endoscopes
Nervous System
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Radiation
Bone and Bones

Keywords

  • Clivus
  • Ectopic craniopharyngioma
  • Infrasellar
  • Recurrence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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Ragel, B. T., Bishop, F. S., & Couldwell, W. T. (2007). Recurrent infrasellar clival craniopharyngioma. Acta Neurochirurgica, 149(7), 729-730. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00701-007-1168-3

Recurrent infrasellar clival craniopharyngioma. / Ragel, B. T.; Bishop, F. S.; Couldwell, W. T.

In: Acta Neurochirurgica, Vol. 149, No. 7, 07.2007, p. 729-730.

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Ragel, BT, Bishop, FS & Couldwell, WT 2007, 'Recurrent infrasellar clival craniopharyngioma', Acta Neurochirurgica, vol. 149, no. 7, pp. 729-730. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00701-007-1168-3
Ragel, B. T. ; Bishop, F. S. ; Couldwell, W. T. / Recurrent infrasellar clival craniopharyngioma. In: Acta Neurochirurgica. 2007 ; Vol. 149, No. 7. pp. 729-730.
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