Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 123--126

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


Sukhminder Jit Singh Bajwa1, Sukhwinder Kaur Bajwa2, Gavinder Singh Bindra3 
1 Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Banur, Punjab, India
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Banur, Punjab, India
3 Department of Neurosurgery, Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Banur, Punjab, India

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Sukhminder Jit Singh Bajwa
Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Ram Nagar, Banur, Punjab
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Bajwa SJ, Bajwa SK, Bindra GS. The anesthetic, critical care and surgical challenges in the management of craniopharyngioma.Indian J Endocr Metab 2011;15:123-126


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Bajwa SJ, Bajwa SK, Bindra GS. The anesthetic, critical care and surgical challenges in the management of craniopharyngioma. Indian J Endocr Metab [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 Nov 26 ];15:123-126
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