CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Arquivos Brasileiros de Neurocirurgia: Brazilian Neurosurgery 2018; 37(02): 113-118
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1564825
Case Report | Relato de Caso
Thieme Revinter Publicações Ltda Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Strictly Intraventricular Craniopharyngioma: Case Report and Literature Review

Article in several languages: English | português
Marcelo Lemos Vieira da Cunha
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Regional do Oeste, Chapecó, SC, Brazil
Ana Luiza Brunelli Pletz
2  Course of Medicine, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, PR, Brazil
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Publication History

10 November 2013

07 August 2015

Publication Date:
28 October 2015 (online)



Strictly intraventricular craniopharyngiomas are a rare topographical variety of craniopharyngiomas. The correct diagnosis is important in order to define the surgical planning, as the surgical access is different for suprasellar tumors with secondary invasion of the third ventricle. An image diagnosis may be difficult, though suggestive patterns exist. The aim of the present case report and literature review is to add to the scarce literature on strictly intraventricular craniopharyngiomas, as well as to remind the neurosurgeon of this rare diagnosis so that the proper treatment is provided.