Extended Endoscopic Approach for Resection of Craniopharyngiomas
12 October 2017
12 December 2017
16 January 2018 (eFirst)
Objectives Extended endoscopic approaches are useful for resection of selected craniopharyngiomas. Midline, extraventricular, and predominantly cystic lesions are good candidates for endoscopic resection. In this video, we demonstrate the endoscopic endonasal resection of a large suprasellar craniopharyngioma and discuss the nuances of the surgical technique.
Design/Setting Surgical video of an extended endoscopic approach for resection of a suprasellar craniopharyngioma.
Results We report the case of a 56-year-old woman who presented with bitemporal hemianopsia and visual acuity deterioration secondary to a large suprasellar solid–cystic lesion. The patient underwent an extended endoscopic transtuberculum approach for resection of the lesion, which was diagnosed as a papillary craniopharyngioma. This video discusses the anatomy and surgical technique applied for endoscopic resection of such lesions.
Conclusion Endoscopic endonasal surgery is a useful technique for management of craniopharyngiomas. It is associated with good clinical outcomes in selected cases. Complications, such as postoperative CSF leak, may occur and should be carefully managed.
The link to the video can be found at: https://youtu.be/EneOCiQE7yo.