Infrasellar extracranial craniopharyngioma

A rare entity

Nor Khairina Khairuddin, Narizan Ariffin, Aneeza Khairiyah Wan Hamizan, Salina Husain

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Abstract

Objective: To present a rare case of extracranial infrasellar craniopharyngioma. Design: Retrospective case note analysis. Materials and methods: Review of the patient's case notes was performed. Results: We present a rare case of extracranial infrasellar craniopharyngoma arising from the sphenoid sinus in an 11 year old girl who presented with snoring and bilateral nasal blockage and subsequently diagnosed as such after extensive investigation and surgical resection. She had a recurrence of craniopharyngioma a year later and was ultimately treated with radiotherapy after debulking surgery. Conclusion: As extracranial infrasellar craniopharyngioma are an exceedingly rare entity, there is no established consensus or guidelines pertaining to its management. Therefore, they present as a unique challenge to both otorhinolaryngologists and neurosurgeons alike.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-159
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Medical Journal
Volume24
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Craniopharyngioma
Sphenoid Sinus
Snoring
Nasal Obstruction
Radiotherapy
Guidelines
Recurrence

Keywords

  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Extracranial

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  • Medicine(all)

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Infrasellar extracranial craniopharyngioma : A rare entity. / Khairuddin, Nor Khairina; Ariffin, Narizan; Wan Hamizan, Aneeza Khairiyah; Husain, Salina.

In: International Medical Journal, Vol. 24, No. 1, 01.01.2017, p. 157-159.

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