Frontiers in Neurosurgery

Volume: 4

Hypopituitarism in Craniopharyngioma

Author(s): Chun-ling Ye and Jun-xiang Peng

Pp: 302-327 (26)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681085326117040018

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Endocrine dysfunction is a common complication of craniopharyngiomas due to tumor location and the growth pattern. How to diagnose hypopituitarism and implement reasonable hormone replacement therapy, promote the recovery of endocrine function after operation is still a puzzle need to be solved urgently. The purpose of the present chapter is to summarize data on endocrinological evaluation in these patients, discuss clinical characters, and elaborate the growth features of childhood craniopharyngiomas. To understand the hypopituitarism patterns and its influencing factors of patients with craniopharyngioma has important effect on improving the prognosis and long-term quality of life.

Keywords: Craniopharyngioma, Endocrinology evaluation, Hormone, Hypopituitarism.

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