Craniopharyngiomas in children and adults: systematic analysis of 121 cases with long-term follow-up.
BACKGROUND: Craniopharyngiomas account for 2-5% of all primary intracranial tumours. Despite their benign histological appearance, they are often associated with an unfavourable prognosis and their optimal treatment remains controversial. AIM: To analyse the natural history and treatment outcome of children and adults presenting to the Departments of Paediatrics and Endocrinology with craniopharyngioma between 1964 and 2003. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The records of 121 patients (age range 2.5-83 ...Expand abstract
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