Ectopic recurrence of craniopharyngioma

Tomohiro Kawaguchi, Miki Fujimura, Reizo Shirane, Teshuhiro Shoji, Mika Watanabe, Teiji Tominaga

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A 50-year-old woman first presented with recurrent craniopharyngioma in the suprasellar region. The recurrent tumor was removed via the frontobasal interhemispheric approach. Two years later, magnetic resonance imaging revealed a further recurrence in the primary suprasellar region and a cystic mass with ring enhancement on the surface of the left frontal lobe. Both lesions were removed via the frontobasal interhemispheric approach. Histological examination showed the left frontal lesion was an ectopic recurrence of craniopharyngioma. Ectopic recurrence of craniopharyngioma is extremely rare.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-309
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Apr


  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Ectopic recurrence
  • Frontobasal interhemispheric approach
  • Magnetic resonance imaging


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