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Craniopharyngioma

  • Anita MahajanEmail author
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Part of the Practical Guides in Radiation Oncology book series (PGRO)

Abstract

As Harvey Cushing stated, craniopharyngiomas (CPs) are the most “baffling” tumors [1]. Surgery and radiation therapy (RT) offer good local control; however, patients are at risk of a wide variety of tumor- and treatment-related morbidities that affect quality of life and long-term survival [2–5]. Management of CP requires multidisciplinary management with meticulous attention to toxicity reduction. Advances in RT technology lead to better precision and accuracy in treatment planning and delivery that can contribute to reducing toxicities in these vulnerable patients.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyMayo ClinicRochesterUSA

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