Craniopharyngioma extended into the posterior fossa

SARIOGLU A., Ozlen F., Hanci M. M., Oz B.

NEUROSURGICAL REVIEW, vol.19, no.4, pp.265-267, 1996 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf00314843
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.265-267
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


A 7-year-old girl with a craniopharyngioma with a rare extension into the posterior fossa is presented. MRI revealed a solid calcified mass in the sellar and suprasellar region with a cyst expanded to the posterior fossa up to the foramen magnum and causing hydrocephalus and brainstem displacement. The tumor was removed totally with right pterional approach.