Surgical Management of Craniopharyngiomas

Reoperation in the Management of Recurrent Craniopharyngioma
  • Peter W. Carmel
Part of the Contemporary Perspectives in Neurosurgery book series (COPENEU)


Although craniopharyngiomas are commonly regarded as benign tumors, their critical location, capacity for cyst formation, and almost inevitable further growth frequently cause them to be lethal tumors. Management of recurrent or residual craniopharyngioma is often a problem of life or death for the child involved.1–4


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter W. Carmel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Clinical Neurological Surgery, College of Physicians and SurgeonsColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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