Atlas of Craniopharyngioma

Pathology, Classification and Surgery

  • Songtao Qi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. The Basics of Craniopharyngioma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Shi-chao Zhang, Chao-hu Wang
      Pages 3-5
    3. Xi’an Zhang, Yun-tao Lu, Songtao Qi
      Pages 7-12
    4. Yi Liu, Chao-hu Wang, Songtao Qi
      Pages 13-21
  3. Surgical Treatment of Craniopharyngioma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Jun Fan, Yi Liu, Songtao Qi
      Pages 37-60
    3. Jun Pan, Jun-xiang Peng, Song-tao Qi
      Pages 61-101
  4. Recurrent Craniopharyngioma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
  5. Other Aspects of Craniopharyngioma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Zhan-peng Feng, Yi Liu, Chao-hu Wang, Songtao Qi
      Pages 159-167

About this book


This book aims to facilitate readers to understand the origin, growth pattern and relationship between tumor and adherent structure of craniopharyngioma, so as to improve the cure rate and safety of surgery. It’s contributed by Neurosurgery Department of Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, China, which focuses on the management of craniopharyngioma.

This book covers histoembryology of craniopharyngioma, together with anatomical morphology and abundant clinical data, systematically showing an innovative classification method, i.e. QST classification. This classification method can better reflect the different origin and growth pattern of craniopharyngioma,the relationship between tumors and surrounding structure of the tumor growth pattern, and clinical significance in surgery. The 70 clinical cases with different classification and treatment history are discussed as an important reference for surgical treatment of craniopharyngioma. The anatomy, morphology and pathology of sellar region also have great reference value for researchers in the field of neural science. The underlying intention of this book is to help bring a change in the concept that “craniopharyngioma is an incurable benign tumor only due to its anatomical location”.


Craniopharyngioma Pathology Classification Surgery Atlas

Editors and affiliations

  • Songtao Qi
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurosurgery Department of Nanfang HospitalSouthern Medical UniversityGuangzhouChina

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-7321-3
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-7322-0
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