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Spontaneous asymptomatic rupture of cystic craniopharyngioma in a child: case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  20656675     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Spontaneous rupture of craniopharyngioma is a rare condition described mainly in adults. Chemical meningitis or improvements in clinical symptomatology are the usual events heralding such rupture. Spontaneous rupture of a craniopharyngioma cyst in a child is uncommon; such a rupture being asymptomatic being exceptionally rare. Four cases of craniopharyngioma cyst rupture in the pediatric population have been reported in the literature, only 1 of them being asymptomatic. The authors report a case of spontaneous asymptomatic craniopharyngioma cyst rupture in a 13-year-old child which was diagnosed when repeat imaging was performed before operative intervention. Although rare, such rupture is of clinical significance as it can lead to alterations in management strategy.
Authors:
Amandeep Kumar; Manish K Kasliwal; Ashish Suri; Bhawani S Sharma
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of child neurology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1708-8283     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Child Neurol.     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8606714     Medline TA:  J Child Neurol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1555-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurosurgery, Neurosciences Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
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