Significance of Acute Disturbances of Pupillary Function in Postoperative Intensive Care After Operations for Craniopharyngiomas

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Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 14)


In postoperative intensive care dilated pupils without reaction to light are interpreted as an alarming sign of a bulbar or midbrain lesion. To exclude postoperative bleeding or a swelling reaction as quickly as possible, generally CT of the skull or an immediate operative revision is performed.


Diabetes Insipidus Hypothalamic Area Operative Revision Postoperative Intensive Care Pupillary Function 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Neurochirurgische UniversitätsklinikKöln 41Germany

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