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Craniopharyngioma

Last Updated: May 29, 2018

Figure 1: This suprasellar craniopharyngioma demonstrates a high degree of complexity, with heterogeneous, avid enhancement on coronal (top row left) and sagittal (top row right) post contrast T1WI. A low signal intensity highly proteinaceous cyst is also present within the posterolateral aspect of this mass on axial T2WI (bottom).

 

Figure 2: Sagittal (top row left), axial (top row right), and coronal (bottom row) contrast enhanced CT images through the skull base demonstrate a relatively homogenous hyperdense suprasellar mass in this adult patient with visual complaints and headaches. Pathology following transphenoidal resection was consistent with a papillary type craniopharyngioma. Note the lack of calcifications and overall homogeneity when compared to adamantinomatous type cran...