Radiotherapy and radiosurgery for craniopharyngiomas

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At present, no firm consensus opinion exists concerning the appropriate management of craniopharyngioma, and no guidelines have been proposed, but radical resection is considered the primary choice for therapy. However, the majority of authors stated that successful management is determined by the ability to preserve independent social life and increasing survival while limiting symptomatic recurrence. In this view, the near-total resection followed by radiotherapy or radiosurgery on tumor remnant may be a suitable alternative to gross-total resection, with the aim of achieving tumor control without the endocrinological and behavioral morbidity associated with aggressive surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDiagnosis and Management of Craniopharyngiomas
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783319222974
ISBN (Print)9783319222967
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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