Editor: Songtao Qi

Series Title: Frontiers in Neurosurgery

Craniopharyngiomas − Classification and Surgical Treatment

Volume 4

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ISSN: 2405-7401 (Print)
ISSN: 2405-741X (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-533-3 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-532-6 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2017
DOI: 10.2174/97816810853261170401

Introduction

Craniopharyngiomas are a type of brain tumour in the suprasellar region with benign histological and cellular features. Clinical manifestations of craniopharyngiomas include decreased vision, hypopituitarism, hypothalamus dysfunction, fluid and electrolyte imbalance, glycometabolism, lipid metabolism and obesity. Craniopharyngiomas can show some characteristics of malignant tumours, such as invasion to the surrounding tissues, repetitious recurrence, and rapid growth. These characteristics cause considerable difficulty in patient treatment for neurosurgeons all over the world. This volume presents detailed information about craniopharyngioma anatomy, classification and treatment.

  1. -Detailed references based on the clinical data of more than 400 craniopharyngioma cases, and cadaveric anatomical findings of the relationship between tumours and surrounding structures.
  2. -A new proposed topographic classification of craniopharyngiomas explained with corresponding surgical techniques for treatment.
  3. - Analytical presentation with references to medical literature.
  4. -Information about quality of life (QOL) and endocrinology evaluation relevant to craniopharyngioma treatment
  5. -30 typical clinical cases with more than 500 clear anatomical pictures, radiological and intra-surgical images, and delicate schematic and ideographic diagrams.

This reference is an essential information resource on craniopharyngiomas for neurosurgeons (adult and pediatric), neuro-endocrinologists, neuro-radiologists, ophthalmologists and medical residents.

Contributors

Editor(s):
Songtao Qi
Department of Neurosurgery, Nanfang Neurosurgery Research Institution
Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University
1838 North Guangzhou Avenue
510515 Guangzhou
China




Contributor(s):
Jun Pan (Associate Editor)
Department of Neurosurgery, Nanfang Neurosurgery Research Institution
Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University
1838 North Guangzhou Avenue
510515 Guangzhou
China


Yuntao Lu (Associate Editor)
Department of Neurosurgery, Nanfang Neurosurgery Research Institution
Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University
1838 North Guangzhou Avenue
510515 Guangzhou
China


Chun-ling Ye
College of Pharmacy
Ji'nan University
601 Western Huangpu Avenue
Guangzhou
China


Guang-long Huang
Department of Neurosurgery
Nanfang Neurosurgery Research Institution, Nanfang Hospital, Southern medical university
1838 North Guangzhou avenue
Guangzhou
China


Jie Zhou
Department of Neurosurgery
The First Affiliated Hospital of Sichuan Medical University
25 Taiping Road
Luzhou
China


Jun Fan
Department of Neurosurgery
Nanfang Neurosurgery Research Institution, Nanfang Hospital, Southern medical university
1838 North Guangzhou avenue
Guangzhou
China


Jun-xiang Peng
Department of Neurosurgery
Nanfang Neurosurgery Research Institution, Nanfang Hospital, Southern medical university
1838 North Guangzhou avenue
Guangzhou
China


Songtao Qi
Department of Neurosurgery
Nanfang Neurosurgery Research Institution
Nanfang Hospital, Southern medical university, 1838 North Guangzhou avenue
Guangzhou
China


Xi-an Zhang
Department of Neurosurgery
Nanfang Neurosurgery Research Institution, Nanfang Hospital, Southern medical university
1838 North Guangzhou avenue
Guangzhou
China


Xiao-rong Yan
Department of Neurosurgery
The First Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University
20 Chazhong Road
Fuzhou
China


Yi Liu
Department of Neurosurgery
Nanfang Neurosurgery Research Institution, Nanfang Hospital, Southern medical university
1838 North Guangzhou avenue
Guangzhou
China




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