Craniopharyngioma

Case contributed by Dr Arthur Daire

Presentation

Long standing history of headaches. Presenting now with vomiting and loss of vision. Clinically the child had optic atrophy.

Patient Data

Age: 7
Gender: Male
Modality: MRI

There is a large left, predominantly multicystic, suprasellar mass causing compression of the 3rd ventricle. This is resulting in mild hydrocephalus.

Minimal associated soft tissue components.                                                        

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates a late presentation of craniopharyngioma with loss of vision due to its mass effects on the optic chiasma/tracts.

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Case Information

rID: 30917
Case created: 9th Sep 2014
Last edited: 4th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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