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Post-operative implantation metastasis of craniopharyngioma: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21309505     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Craniopharyngiomas are histologically benign epithelial tumours arising from squamous epithelial remnants of Rathke's pouch, which have a tendency to invade surrounding structures and recur after apparently complete resection. They represent the most frequent non-glial tumour in children, accounting for approximately 5% of paediatric brain neoplasms. Total resection of a craniopharyngioma may be difficult, and recurrence has been reported in 25-70% of patients. Recurrence often occurs at the primary site, although a few cases of ectopic recurrence along surgical or needle tracts have been reported. Here a case of metastatic adamantinomatous-type craniopharyngioma attributed to direct implantation by surgical procedure is presented, along with a review of the current literature on craniopharyngiomas.
Authors:
X Y Wang; S J Xu; X G Li
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of international medical research     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0300-0605     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Int. Med. Res.     Publication Date:    2010 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0346411     Medline TA:  J Int Med Res     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1876-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurosurgery, Qilu Hospital, Shandong University, Ji'nan, China.
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