Childs Nerv Syst (2017) 33:1491–1500 DOI 10.1007/s00381-017-3473-3 ORIGINAL PAPER A reformed surgical treatment modality for children with giant cystic craniopharyngioma 1 1 1 1 1 1,2 Wanchun Zhu & Xiang Li & Jintao He & Tao Sun & Chunde Li & Jian Gong Received: 30 April 2017 /Accepted: 28 May 2017 /Published online: 7 June 2017 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017 Abstract significantly higher than those of group A (42.86 vs 36.36%; Objective Surgical removal plays an important role in treating 71.43 vs 45.45%). Postoperative long-term diabetes insipidus children’s craniopharyngioma. For a safe and minimally inva- only occurred in one patient of group B, and postoperative sive craniotomy, a reformed surgical modality was proposed visual deterioration occurred in two patients of group B. in this paper by combining the insertion of an Ommaya reser- Besides, one patient of group B died of severe postoperative voir system (ORS) by stereotactic puncture, aspiration of cys- hypothalamus dysfunction. Patients with residual tumors were tic fluid in 2-day interval for consecutive 7–10 days, and the applied with additional adjuvant radiotherapy, and no recur- delayed tumor resection. rence was observed in follow-up examinations. Patients and methods Eleven patients (aged from 5 to 9 years Conclusion
Child's Nervous System – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 7, 2017
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